The article below has been published by kind permission of the Jersey Evening PostHM-article-1
This years Liberation memorial service and afternoon tea will be held at the War Tunnels. Sunday 28th April 2019 Commencing at 15.00
Welcome – Clive Armstrong, Chairman
Internment reading – Clive Armstrong
Extract from “A Jersey Child Interned by Hitler Gloria’s Story” Susan Symons 2018
Service of Remembrance – Deacon Iain MacFirbhisigh
Reading – Former internee Francelise Davison
Readings by members of the Jersey Arts Centre youththeatre
Tamsin Hollyman – reading ‘1980’ by Abraham Sutzkever
Mac Galvin – reading ‘On Hearing A Name Long Unspoken’ by Leonard Cohen
Gen Hargreaves – reading ‘The Bridge Builder’ by Will Allen Dromgoole
Life in the camp Reading – Former internee Mrs Lola Garvin
Names of Those who did not return – Clive Armstrong
A Minute’s Silence for reflection – Deacon Iain MacFirbhisigh
Liberation reading – Clive Armstrong
“Extract from Three years behind barbed wire” Joan Coles 1985
Closing Prayer– Deacon Iain MacFirbhisigh
FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, THERE WILL BE A LAYING OF ROSES IN THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR AFTERNOON TEA.
The ceremony began in the Occupation Tapestry Gallery at the Jersey Maritime Museum.
Proceedings then moved outside to the Lighthouse Memorial, where wreaths were laid by the Lieutenant Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton, on behalf of the Crown; Deputy Bailiff Tim Le Cocq, on behalf of the people of Jersey and Chief Minister Ian Gorst, on behalf of the States of Jersey. 2 former internees (David Peacock and Roy Newton) were in attendance and laid the above wreath.
On Saturday 26th January, the Partnerschaft attended the local history fair at the Jersey Library.
We were kept busy with many questions from visitors wishing to learn more about the internment events, a number of visitors raised questions with regards relatives that had been at Bad Wurzach, giving them details and the POW numbers for their research.
We met with some interesting individuals who had interesting stories to tell.
Many thanks to Clive, Lola, Sarah, Sandra and Lillian for helping making our attendance at this even a success.