The Spring 2019 Review is out now!


It contains a range of articles on the island including “The Colourful World of Guernsey Stamps” based on Keith Le Page’s talk to a recent London meeting; “Sea Scouting in Guernsey” – Bill Hill’s memories of scouting in the island and George Matheson’s article about his attempts to discover the age of a St Martin’s farmhouse using carbon dating techniques.

We also include the poem that won the Guernsey Society trophy for local poetry in this year’s Eisteddfod – Pippa McCathie’s “Early Morning at the Fort with Ghosts”.

Guernsey-related place names explored in this edition include Sarre Avenue, Hornchurch, Guernsey Drive in Fleet, Hampshire and Ruette Godfrey in Guernsey.

Books reviewed include Howard Smith’s “Rupert: The Bear Facts” about the Daily Express comic strip bear, created by Guernseyman Herbert Tourtel; Rose-Marie Crossan’s “A Women’s History of Guernsey, 1850-1950″ ; and Duncan Barrett’s “Hitler’s British Islands”.

All this and a round-up of the news from Guernsey, and usual Society notices.

The Review is sent free to members three times a year.

Next London Meeting: AGM and Mervyn Peake, 11 May

9781999891381Our next London meeting will take place on Saturday 11th May.

It will start with our Annual General Meeting, followed by Stephen Foote speaking about Mervyn Peake’s residence in Sark, based on his latest book “Mervyn Peake: Son of Sark” which he is launching at the Guernsey Literary Festival.

Venue: Fountains Abbey 109 Praed Street London W2 1RL (nearest station Paddington)

Time: 12.15pm for a pub lunch.