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Occupation Home Front Display

DSC 4489Ever wondered what Occupation substitute foods tasted like? Carrot tea, parsnip coffee, carrot jam, sugar beet syrup, milk biscuits and many more will be available to try.

Displays will include average weekly civilian rations from 1940 - 1945, locally made kitchen utensils, Occupation photographs, wartime radios and crystal sets.

Admission is free!

Sunday 14th July 10am - 4pm at Trinity Parish Hall.

Fort Regent and South Hill Fortifications

DSC 3670CIOS Jersey were pleased to have a guided walk around Ft Regent and South Hill led by Blue Badge Guide Martin Walton. It was open to the public and well attended. Highlights of the walk included a visit to the well deep inside the Fort, the ramparts and disused cable-car station along the east, and German fortifications on South Hill.

2013 AGM, Ginns Retirement

Paul Burnal and Michael GinnsCIOS President Paul Burnal and Michael Ginns MBE

Postponed AGM took place on 20 MARCH 2013

At the AGM Michael Ginns MBE retired from the Committee after 40 years of continuous service - a monumental achievement. He is replaced as Vice President by Matthew Costard, who has retired as editor after 24 years! Paul Ronayne has taken up the mantle of editor - an extremely difficult and exacting role, vital to ensure our profile is maintained. Other Committee positions remain as last year, with Bob Le Sueur retiring as one of our auditors and being replaced by Graeme Delanoe.

A financial report was made by David Letto and a copy of the summary accounts are our About Us page.

Membership fees remain at: Single member £18 p.a., Couple £27.00, Junior (under 16) £13.50, Family £27.00 (plus £6.00 for each child), Overseas (not inc UK) Members €25/US$35/£23


2017 Events Calendar

Film: "Hitler's Island Madness"
Wednesday 11th
8.00pm, Société Jersiaise Members’ Room
Local History Fayre
Saturday 28th
12:30pm, Jersey Library
Hohlgangsanlagen Tour
Saturday 4th
10:00am, Ho4 Grands Vaux
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 8th
8.00pm, Société Jersiaise Members’ Room

Join The CIOS

Please download a membership application and return it to the address provided. Members joining after 1st November automatically qualify for the next year.

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Trespass Warning

A word of warning to those who may wish to visit the Channel Islands’ Occupation sites. Most of the bunkers, gun pits and defences are on private property, and if you want to have a look, first obtain permission from the owner. Do not enter without a strong torch or lamp. There are different designs of defences that, from the outside look the same, but once inside, passages may descend without warning. Also wellington boots may be needed as over fifty years of dirt and dust will have blocked up the drains. We would warn you that bunkers on the coast will have been used as unofficial toilets - so beware! Young persons should not enter without an adult, as many bunkers have awkward steps and hidden ducts that can trip the unwary. Bunkers and tunnels that are sealed have been blocked up for this reason and for no other - those of you who hope to find an “Aladdin’s Cave” of war relics are too late, having been beaten to it by the scrap metal drive of the early 1950s.

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