From Easter this year the Parish is providing a series of free weekly two hour guided walks which will be open to all comers. The aim is to encourage a greater knowledge of the Parish's rich history for the benefit of parishioners, as well as supporting Jersey's tourism industry - which will also assist the town's retail and hospitality sectors. The programme of walks has been devised by Tom Bunting, whose 'Murder, Muck and Mayhem' walk has been enjoyed by hundreds over the years, and will feature some of the Island's experienced and qualified Blue Badge Guides as well as experts on St Helier's maritime history and wartime experiences.
Join tour guide Nicky Mansell for 'Jersey Women About Town' on Thursday 23rd May. Learn about some of the Island's heroines - some you will have heard about and some may be unknown, but their stories are no less interesting. You will walk from the Town Hall towards the hospital, and then past the harbour into Liberation Square. You will hear stories of a will which was so badly spelled it took years to decipher but eventually led to our hospital, a young lady who went out rowing one Palm Sunday and ended up in Canada, and our own 19th Century celebrity. From Liberation Square you'll go on into the Royal Square and hear about the witch hunts of the 1600s and two unusual women who were part of the Liberation celebrations.
No booking is necessary - simply turn up at the Town Hall on the day for a 10.30am start.
For more information on any of the walks please telephone Tom on 07797 780868.