Guernsey Life & Times: The Priaulx Library podcast

Occupation and Liberation - May 2022

May 18, 2022 Steve
Guernsey Life & Times: The Priaulx Library podcast
Occupation and Liberation - May 2022
Show Notes

In our first episode, hosts Jim Delbridge and Steve Foote start their quest to explore Guernsey's history and heritage. Since it's Liberation Day this month, there is a German Occupation theme to many of the topics. Malcolm Sarre shares his memories of the day before Liberation Day. Chief Librarian, Sue Laker talks about the Guernsey Underground News Service, its link with the Priaulx Library, and the GUNS news sheet featured in the current British Library exhibition "Breaking the News". Book of the Month is The People's Messenger: the Occupation Diary of Louis Guillemette - José Day and Ken Tough talk about the diary and the challenges of publishing it 77 years after it was written. We talk to Peter Stewart about the history of quarrying in Guernsey - starting at Les Vardes Quarry. And we start exploring the story behind Guernsey Surnames - the first of what will become a regular feature.