We will discover the fascinating histories of our heroes and heroines, including the celebrated French authors Maitre Wace and Victor Hugo; and we will reveal the hidden histories of our Place du Marché, and the Battle of Jersey, before wandering through the cobbled (and at one time riotous) lane of our old French quarter.”
From Easter this year the Parish has provided a series of free weekly two hour guided walks 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 Clive Jones for ‘Historic St Helier: All the right history, but not necessarily in the right order’ on Thursday 17th October. Come on a tour around historic St Helier, but be prepared to be mentally agile! You’ll jump from the 17th Century to mid-20th Century and back again in an instant. Learn about the merchant who built his house in the middle of the red light district, the gaoler who adorned one of St Helier’s oldest pubs, see who hangs around the Royal Square on two left feet, and get up close with a family of Jersey cows – all in about two hours.
These walks are proving extremely popular so don’t miss out – please search for ‘St Helier guided walk’ at www.eventbrite.com to book your space.
For more information on any of the walks please telephone Tom on 07797 780868.