Oasis and little anecdotes


Escape the hustle and bustle from St. Helier by taking a sojourn at the town church of St.Helier. The surrounding park invites you for a short lunch break.

The town church can be found  across the government building. You can encounter a tinge of the battle of Jersey, if you're walking round the church. The grave of French officer Rullecour, who lead the attacked against Jersey, is in front of the church.

The grave stones of French aristocrats are laying against the church wall. Due the French revolution the aristocrats came to Jersey and with them their money and life style.

Major Peirson

The grave of Major Peirson is in the town church and next by the flag of the battle of Jersey.

Green Street Cemetry

Green Street Cemetery lies at the end of Regent Road,  its an oasis in mid of St. Helier. Benches invite you for a lunch break or you can stroll round the cementery, which give you a feeling  for Jerseys history.

Horsesharing

A walk through the Havre de pas quarter set you back in the 18 century. The typical Victorian terrace houses  are  pleasure to watch. Houses with stairs once belonged to the upper class. The stairs prevented that the dirt form the street  came into the house. The middle classes mostly has only one stair in front of their doors.

If you see the cars parking in the quarter today, you're wondering where the horses and carriages were in old times.

The answer is quite striking, each quarter  had its own carriage rental services, like the car rental services of today. Assuming someone needed a horse or a carriage, a servant was send to the rental services and the horse or carriage was delivered.

The Havre de Pas quarter is across Howard Davis Park

Do you know ?

  • That the people of Jersey were the only one, who went voluntary to sea, noone was every hijacked. This was a royal privileges,
  • because the people of Jersey shown their loyality to crown in difficult times. The best sailors came from Jersey.
  • The famous Lawrence of arbia took his militray services in Jersey, he lived at Havre de pas, a badge remind of him.
  • The flinstones , which can be found on the beaches, was once ballast of sailing boats. The ships sailed with
  • poatoes to England and on the way back they needed ballast and flintstone were costless.
  • Arrived at Jersey the flintstones were dropped into the water.

Share