What is Guernsey known for?

literary tradition

a literary following outside their native regions, for example William Barnes in Dorset, George Métivier (1790–1881) in Guernsey and Robert Pipon Marett in Jersey. George Métivier published ''Rimes Guernesiaises'', a collection of poems in Guernésiais and French in 1831 and ''Fantaisies Guernesiaises'' in 1866. Métivier's poems had first appeared in newspapers from 1813 onward, but he spent time in Scotland in his youth where he became familiar with the Scots literary

tradition although he was also influenced by Occitan literature. The first printed anthology of Jèrriais poetry, ''Rimes Jersiaises'', was published in 1865. Philippe Le Sueur Mourant's tales of Bram Bilo, an innocent abroad in Paris, were an immediate success in Jersey in 1889 and went through a number of reprintings. Denys Corbet published collections of poems ''Les Feuilles de la Forêt'' (1871) and ''Les Chànts du draïn rimeux'' (1884), and also brought out an annual poetry anthology

traditional version

of the Cornish kilt has recently become popular, and these kilts are available in various Cornish tartans or plain black. The first reference to a "Cornish" kilt is from 1903 when the Cornish delegate to the Celtic Congress, convening at Caernarvon (Caernarfon), L. C. R. Duncombe-Jewell, appeared in a in a woad blue kilt, to impress upon the delegates the Celtic character of Cornwall. Black kilts are proposed by some as the traditional version of the garment, some claiming that the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry wore black kilts on occasions in the 19th century * Koch, John T. (2005) ''Celtic Culture: a historical encyclopedia'' (this may have been similar to the Irish saffron kilt). The most common kilt used in Cornwall is pleated Scottish-style with a leather, Duchy of Cornwall shield-style, sporran. In February 1793, after war with France had begun, Macdonell was commissioned as a Captain to recruit a company of the Strathspey fencibles, raised by Sir James Grant, a kinsman. In August 1794, he was given a colonel's commission to raise a Fencible regiment of Glengarry Highlanders, most recruits being drawn from the Glengarry estates, under threat of eviction. Glengarry commanded his regiment in Guernsey until August 1796, when he resigned. His hope of a career as a regular officer in the British Army had been undermined by his commander-in-chief, the Duke of York, perhaps to do with concerns about his character. Sir Jack and Lady Cater returned to Britain, and settled on the British Channel Island (Channel Islands) of Guernsey in 2001. Cater suffered from Alzheimer's disease during the final, few years of his life. He died in Guernsey in 14 April 2006, aged 84. Scotland, Northern Ireland, and dependencies such as the Isle of Man and the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey, are also separate units for this purpose (although they are not separate states under public international law), each with their own legal system (see the more complete explanation in English law). - bgcolor #DCDCDC Guernsey

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at Rotherfield Peppard in Oxfordshire (see Knollys family (Knollys (family)), and was educated in Guernsey. He entered the Royal Military College Sandhurst in 1851, and was commissioned into the 23rd Foot as an ensign (ensign (rank)) in 1854. Guernsey uses the UK standard scale for adopted UK legislation, and its own scale (called the '''uniform scale''') for legislation originating in the States of Guernsey.

games shows

Island Games shows Guernsey on top with 40 golds, Isle of Man in second place with 34 golds, and Jersey in third position with 33 golds. Hosts Shetland occupy seventh position. (This is Jersey) (Official results) *Magdi Mahmoud al-Nashar aged 33 years old has been arrested in Cairo, Egypt for his suspected involvement in the London bombings (7 July London bombings).(BBC) ''This page deals with current events in the English-speaking places of Europe. These are England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey and Gibraltar.'' style "float: right; margin-left: 3em; margin-bottom: 2em" Sarkese is in fact a descendant of the 16th century Jèrriais used by the original colonists, 40 families mostly from Saint Ouen (Saint Ouen, Jersey), Jersey,


was installed providing a 1 + 9 multiplexed circuits with equipment provided by Siemens (Siemens AG) Brothers. Although the Jersey UK section was put into service briefly, the German invasion prevented the French circuits from being used beyond basic testing. During the same period extensive developments were made to the communication links out of the Island. Microwave links were put in place between Jersey and both the UK (IOW) and France to ensure service in the unlikely event

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home strip

in Jersey, Guernsey and in the English Hampshire competition and beyond continually since then. The club’s membership is drawn from all areas of the island community and membership ranges from 18 years old to over sixty. The club colors are navy blue and red, with this season's home strip predominantly white with navy and red trim, and the change kit predominantly red. British Island Airways "Mark One" (1970–1980) BIA's corporate headquarters was located

fine collection

and red pines, oaks. Through the English nurseryman Glomar Waterer, who had sold Mr Coe the rhododendrons, came an offer in 1916 of an unusually fine collection of camellias located in Guernsey, for which the Camellia House was constructed by "Bobo" Sargent in autumn 1917, and filled with the plants grown in tubs that were shipped the following spring. Most of them were selected varieties of ''Camellia japonica'' but there were six ''Camellia reticulata'', never before

early music

literature . '''Andrew Lawrence-King''' (born in Guernsey 3 September 1959) is a harpist and early music specialist, and is currently the director of The Harp Consort. He also is also a conductor who directs from one of several continuo instruments, including harp, organ (organ (music)), harpsichord & psaltery. Bio on ''Goldberg'' Narrow width Dart SLF A further variant of the Dart SLF appeared by 2002, when bus operators in the Channel Islands of Guernsey and then Jersey replaced the majority of their fleets with slightly narrower Darts designed to comply with the islands' vehicle size restrictions, sporting adapted versions of existing East Lancs and Caetano (Salvador Caetano) bodies respectively. Further examples have since joined them and small numbers of similar buses have entered service with other operators around the UK. Gibraltar also has a fleet of these narrower buses. The last ones entered service in summer 2007, but Alexander Dennis had not produced a direct replacement by September 2008. Livestock During the course of the show, a large range of livestock is judged. This includes the famous Merino sheep, whose fine wool was a major source of Australia's wealth in the 19th and 20th centuries. Also shown are dairy cattle of which the major breeds are the Australian Illawarra Shorthorn, Friesian (Holstein (cattle)), Ayrshire, Jersey and Guernsey. Beef cattle are predominantly Hereford, Aberdeen Angus and Murray Grey with other breeds including Brahman, Devon and Charolais (Charolais cattle). Other livestock judged at the show include a variety of sheep, pigs, goats, alpacas and poultry of all sorts. * '''Elizabeth College, Hobart''' - a senior secondary college, located on Elizabeth Street (Elizabeth Street, Hobart) in North Hobart (North Hobart, Tasmania), Tasmania * '''Elizabeth College, Guernsey''' - a public school (Independent school (UK)) in Guernsey, Channel Islands * '''Elizabeth College, Virginia''' - a Lutheran women's college that operated in Charlotte, North Carolina and later Salem (Salem, Virginia), Virginia from 1896 and 1922; the former Salem campus is owned by Roanoke College, a sister Lutheran school, and is known as Roanoke's "Elizabeth Campus" There are two bodies, consisting each of twelve jurats, for the Bailiwicks of Jersey and of Guernsey respectively. They form, with the Bailiff (Bailiff (Channel Islands)) as presiding judge, the Royal Court in each Bailiwick. In Guernsey and Jersey, the Jurats, as lay people, are judges of fact rather than law, though they preside over land conveyances and liquor licencing. In Alderney, however, the Jurats are judges of both fact and law (assisted by their learned Clerk) in both civil and criminal matters. Biography MacCulloch, descended from the MacCullochs of Nether Ardwell in Galloway, was born in Guernsey, his mother being a native of that island. Having displayed remarkable powers as a boy, he was sent to study medicine in the university of Edinburgh, where he qualified as MD. in 1793, and then entered the army as assistant surgeon (surgery). Attaching himself to the artillery, he became chemist to the board of ordnance (1803). He still continued, however, to practise for a time as a physician, and during the years 1807-1811 he resided at Blackheath (Blackheath, London). In 1811 he communicated his first papers to the Geological Society of London. They were devoted to an elucidation of the geological structure of Guernsey, of the Channel Islands, and of Heligoland. Frigates were dispatched across the English Channel to search for her where she had last been seen wallowing on the horizon on 4 October. Eventually, Captain Thomas Grenville of HMS ''Falkland'' (HMS Falkland (1696)) landed at Guernsey in the Channel Islands to provision, and there heard from locals that wreckage and part of a topmast had washed up on the island's shores. Further investigation proved that the wreckage had indeed come from ''Victory'', which was believed to have run into the Casquets, a group of rocks nearby. Other wreckage was washed up on Jersey and Alderney, whose inhabitants had heard distress guns the night before the wreck but were unable to provide aid in the severe storm. No trace of any of the 1,150 sailors aboard ''Victory'' was found until the wreck was discovered in 2008. Victor Hugo's ''L'Homme qui Rit'' Victor Hugo, who lived on Guernsey, and who wrote much about the Channel Islands, says in his novel, ''The Laughing Man (The Man who Laughs)'' (''L'Homme qui Rit''): Victor Hugo Victor Hugo, who lived on Guernsey, and who wrote much about the Channel Islands says in his novel, ''The Laughing Man (The Man Who Laughs)'' (''L'Homme qui Rit''): :''For the York paper formerly known by the same name, see; The Press (York)'' :''For the Guernsey (Channel Islands) paper known by the same name, see; Guernsey Evening Press'' ;Commonwealth Games An application for a place in the 2006 Commonwealth Games was refused by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). Campaigners formed the ''Cornwall Commonwealth Games Association'' and claimed that Cornwall should be recognised with a team, in the way that other sub-state entities such as England, Guernsey and the Isle of Man are. However, the CGF noted that it was not their place to make political decisions on whether or not Cornwall is a separate nation. BBC News Online, 2006. "Cornish out of running for Games." subdivision_type Crown Dependency (Crown Dependencies) subdivision_name Guernsey, Channel Islands subdivision_type1 '''St Peter's''' (Guernesiais: '''Saint Pierre'''), known officially as ''Saint Pierre du Bois'' (English (English language): "St. Peter in the Wood") is a parish in Guernsey. It is the centre for the Guernsey Western Parishes which includes Torteval (Torteval, Guernsey), St Saviour's (St Saviour's, Guernsey) and the Forest (Forest, Guernsey). He married Joanne Dallas, a singer from the SHAEF band, whom he later divorced. At the end of the war, Farnon decided to make England his home, and he later moved to Guernsey in the Channel Islands with his new wife Patricia Smith and his five children. His friend the composer Wally Stott (Angela Morley) composed "A Canadian in Mayfair" as a tribute.

local design

countries have consulate presence in the island. The French Consulate is based at Victor Hugo's former residence at Hauteville House. The German Honorary Consulate is based at local design and advertising agency Betley Whitehorne Image. While Guernsey has complete autonomy over internal affairs and certain external matters, the topic of complete independence from the British Crown has been discussed widely and frequently


'''Guernsey''' ( ˈgɜ:nzi , the Bailiwick is not part of the United Kingdom but rather a possession of the British Crown (British monarchy). It lies within the Common Travel Area of the British Isles and is not a member of the European Union, but has a special relationship with it, being treated as part of the European Community for the purposes of free trade in goods. Together, the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey (Jersey) form the geographical grouping known as the Channel Islands.

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