In the centre of the square there is a sculpture by Philip Jackson, which depicts a group of people holding the Union Jack flag aloft in the centre of a fountain. There are 12 water jets in the pool, each representing one of the parishes of Jersey.Opposite the square is The Pomme d`Or Hotel, which was used by the Nazis as their HQ during the occupation & it was from here that on the original balcony provided the focal point for the celebrations when the island was liberated by British Forces on 9th May 1945.During the 60th Anniversary of the liberation in 2005, Surgeon Captain McDonald once again unfurled the Union Jack from the same window that he had done previously in 1945.
Over 1,000 people were deported to the Bad Wurzach camp during the occupation and held there until the end of the war in a “tit-for-tat” operation following the capture of German nationals by British forces. A plaque depicting this can be seen on the Esplanade side of the building near the square.
St Helier is now twinned with Bad Wurzach.