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 Ian Ronayne for 'St Helier's Great War' on Thursday 13th June. Recent years have seen a surge in WW1 interest, but how did it affect Islanders? Discover Jersey's First World War history in places it was made. Learn how the Island was defended and campaigns to recruit for the war effort, about the conflict's dramatic impact on Islanders, and how government wrestled with the unfolding situation. Finally, how Jersey commemorated its Great War then and 100 years later.
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.