Jersey Reform Day.
This site is dedicated to the day, now officially recognised annually by the States of Jersey, to mark the anniversary of the events of 28 September 1769.
Jersey's own Independence or Bastille Day.
Hi Tom,I will be exposing the pirates of the not so good ship SoJinc. and their incompetentminions, this friday @ 10AM in the banditstrates court.cyril
Tom, where can I discover more about the pirate history of Jersey? I find it fascinating that such a colourful historical period, and one given a more modern pop culture relevance by the recent Johnny Depp Pirates of the Caribbean films, seems to have been forgotten about.I read somewhere a while ago online about a band of pirates based on Sark, and their bloodthirsty story would have made for a hollywood blockbuster on its own. This topic is exactly the kind of thing which stimulates young minds when it comes to historical awareness. When I was at school local history was a minimal topic at best, a religious bloke got his head chopped off at Elizabeth castle, there was vague mention of shipbuilding, THE BATTLE OF JERSEY, and and a little bit about the German occupation. And that was it. Our perception as pupils was that Jersey's history was bland, boring, uninspiring, of little interest or consequence. Nothing much happened here apart from THE BATTLE OF JERSEY and the Occupation. Yet that is not the truth of the matter. Jersey's history is a rich and colorful seam waiting to be fully mined. Why it has not yet remains a very strange question.
Am I asking myself questions I wonder?Of course there are a few books that deal with Jersey's pirate/smuggling/privateering past and these are in the local section of the public reference library on open shelf.The more intense history is under preparation here at Gruchy's mansion. If you want to know more than the library has to offer get in touch but you should be warned that insomnia and my version of history is not compatible.