“The Guernsey” – A Knitwear Tradition
May10

“The Guernsey” – A Knitwear Tradition

‘The Guernsey’ is a distinctive piece of clothing with it’s roots deep in the Island. It’s a simple but elegant garment that’s even gone to war with the British Armed forces in the 21st century. We look at it’s origins and features in this article.

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The Guernseyman who prints the World’s Money
Apr19

The Guernseyman who prints the World’s Money

Take a look at a Guernsey fiver or pound note and you’ll notice something curious. Tucked away among the complex calligraphy and imagery you’ll see three little words ‘de la Rue’. Further more if you happen to be Malaysian and look at the corner of your ringgit note you’ll see the same thing.

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The Guernsey Militia : A Short History – Part II
Mar12

The Guernsey Militia : A Short History – Part II

Guernsey and the other Channel Islands lived for hundreds of years right on the front line of conflict between Britain and France. Islanders had to train and be ready to fight to defend their homes at a moments notice. To do this a Guernsey Militia was formed. In this article we track it’s illustrious history.

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The Guernsey Militia : A Short History – Part I
Mar08

The Guernsey Militia : A Short History – Part I

Guernsey and the other Channel Islands lived for hundreds of years right on the front line of conflict between Britain and France. Islanders had to train and be ready to fight to defend their homes at a moments notice. To do this a Guernsey Militia was formed. In this article we track it’s illustrious history.

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The Jersey Cow
Feb15

The Jersey Cow

The Jersey breed originates from the Island of Jersey in the Channel Islands. Today, outstanding herds of Jerseys can be found from Denmark to New Zealand, from Canada to South America, and from South Africa to Japan.

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The Guernsey Double
Jan25

The Guernsey Double

Today the pound is the currency of Guernsey, however it wasn’t always this way. It’s only since 1921, Guernsey has been in currency union with the UK. However even after 1921 there was a curious anomaly, the Guernsey Double.

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Guernsey Biscuits
Jan04

Guernsey Biscuits

A Guernsey Biscuit isn’t a biscuit at all … but a savory roll with a firm crust and fluffy soft centre.

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Sark Legends – The Pirates of Sark
Nov30

Sark Legends – The Pirates of Sark

A local Sark legend about how the island was taken over by pirates and how they were eventually driven off by cunning and guile.

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Power to the People – The Clameur de Haro
Oct26

Power to the People – The Clameur de Haro

The ordinary Guernseyman, and indeed all Channel Islanders, have an extra-ordinary legal power at their fingertips, available no whereelse in the world. The “Clameur de Haro”.

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The RGLI – Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
Sep21

The RGLI – Royal Guernsey Light Infantry

“the war to end all wars” … that’s what it was called. No country in Europe was immune from its effects and Guernsey was no exception. In this article we look at the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry, Guernsey’s response to Britain’s call to arms.

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The Guernsey Tom
Aug17

The Guernsey Tom

At its height there were 2,000 growers in Guernsey exporting nearly half a billion tomatoes every year. Today the industry is all but gone we look in this article at the rise and fall of a Guernsey legend.

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Are you a true Guern? … take the test
Jul13

Are you a true Guern? … take the test

Do you consider yourself a true Guern? What about if you had to take the test that’s part of the British citizenship exam?

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The Queen … “Our Duke”
Jun08

The Queen … “Our Duke”

“The Queen, Our Duke” – an odd thing to say, especially in a loyal toast to the English Sovereign. Nonetheless whenever Channel Islanders raise their glasses to her majesty that’s the toast that will be made.

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Jersey Royal – King of Potatoes
May04

Jersey Royal – King of Potatoes

Jersey Royals have been grown on Jersey for over 130 years. But how did such a small place as Jersey become so renowned for a variety of potato ?

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Guernsey Gâche
Mar30

Guernsey Gâche

Guernsey Gâche (pronounced Gosh) is one of Guernsey’s definitive delicacies

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