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What is your street's story from the Occupation?

The talks will feature first-hand stories from those who lived through the Occupation. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Islanders in Jersey are now able to learn about some of the tales on their street during the Occupation.

The 'What's Your Street's Occupation Story?' is a series of talks being held at the Jersey Archive. It is part of the island's 75th anniversary celebrations of Liberation.

The talks are starting today (Saturday 18 January) and will feature first-hand stories from those who lived through the Occupation.

The discussions will also look at accounts from the newly-opened Political Prisoner's Registers and memories relating to specific areas of Jersey.

This is a huge anniversary year for the Island and it feels appropriate that we reflect that in our 'What's Your Street's Story?' programme. The Occupation and Liberation period is a fascinating time to study and we are grateful that Benest & Syvret have chosen to support the programme so we can continue to tell the public some of the amazing stories from the archives.

Last year was our most popular yet for the series, with record numbers attending our talks, and we look forward to continuing that success in 2020.

– Stuart Nicolle, Jersey Heritage's Senior Archivist

Today's talk is being led by the Archives and Collections Director, Linda Romeril. It will be followed by special guest speakers across the year, including Mark Lamerton a Liberation expert and Paul Burnal of the Channel Islands Occupation Society.

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