May
11
2019
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9 May 2019

Liberation Day

Liberation Day – the 74th anniversary of the day the island was liberated from the occupying German Forces.

We spent a lovely day in town with friends, having lunch and wandering around all the things that were there for kids to do. It was brilliant this year – different organisers meant a fresh pair of eyes and things were more spread out and as a result it felt more laid back.

Despite all the fun we never forget what we commemorate. I think of my family who stayed on the island through out the Occupation and those who were Evacuated. We will never forget.

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May
20
2018
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Day 129

Liberation DayToday is Liberation Day – 73 years since the island was liberated from the occupying Nazi forces and still another bank holiday and a day to enjoy together.

We took the bus into town and had a wander through the activities in town and then went to our friend’s Emma and Matin’s house for a BBQ. Entirely satisfactory day together.

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May
13
2017
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A year in pictures – Day 129

Liberation Day

Today was Liberation Day – 72 years since the island was liberated from the occupying German forces.

We spent the morning in the garden and then went into town in the afternoon to see the cavalcade and the kids played in the Creation Station tent and did colouring and making. It was brilliant.

Had a lovely day with the kids and my sister and it was so lovely that the weather was gorgeous, although the wind was a little chilly.

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May
09
2016
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2016 Project366 (Day 130)

Liberation Day

Today is Liberation Day.

It is a chance for us to remember and give thanks for those people who survived the Occupation of the island by the German forces, those who survived evacuation and living away from loved ones and those who returned after being deported and exiled from their homeland. We think and remember of all those who did not survive. Those who were victims of the war and violence and those who gave their lives fighting for freedom. 71 years ago this little island was liberated. Today we give thanks.

Unfortunately the weather has been horrible today. Wet and miserable and it really did put a dampener on the whole thing! We went into town to see what was going on but we got pretty wet. However, the kids really enjoyed listening to the fantastic Elastic Band in the marquee. The Little Miss particularly loved it and was jigging about and making us smile.

Happy Liberation Day everyone. x

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May
10
2015
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2015 Project365 (Day 130)

Family

Another quick photo from yesterday because today seems to have been ‘just one of those days’. Tired children and parents do not make for a very happy day I am afraid!

So, here’s one of our happy family!

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May
10
2015
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2015 Project365 (Day 129)

Liberation70

May the 9th 2015 – 70 years since the island was liberated from the German occupying forces. Each year that passes there are fewer and fewer people who lived through it and this year was a particularly special occasion.

We had a wonderful day. The Countess of Wessex came over to unveil a memorial stone and she had a bit of a walkabout and thankfully the rain held off and the cavalcade went as planned. There were loads of military vehicles, something which my father-in-law would have really enjoyed. There were also two helicopters that kept flying overhead with a man hanging out and waving!

It was an amazing day and I often thought about what it must have been like to be down at the harbour in 1945 on the day that the British soldiers arrived. The relief must have been phenomenal because people were starving and dying.

I am continually grateful for the freedom that we have and our yearly reminder out our Liberation certainly keeps it at the forefront of our minds. Our beautiful island continues to be a place of peace and happiness and long may it continue.

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May
09
2014
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2014 Project365 (Day 129)

Liberation Day

Happy Liberation Day! It is 69 years today since Guernsey was liberated from the occupying German forces.

We decided to go into town quite early and it meant that we were able to have a good wander around before it got really busy. There was loads to see and fortunately the weather was reasonably kind to us. It was breezy but at least it didn’t rain.

This afternoon we did some gardening before heading out for an early tea. It’s been a lovely day and we are all exhausted!

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May
09
2013
1

2013 Project365 (Day 129)

Guernsey Liberation DayHappy Liberation Day!

Today, 9 May, is very important to people from Guernsey as it marks the anniversary of the date that the island was liberated from The German Occupying Forces.

The Mister was working until 2pm so The Little Mister and I spent the morning at my parents house although we took a little walk along by the beach. As I walked I wondered what it must have felt like, all those years ago, to finally realise that the long 5 years of Occupation were over. I am pretty sure that none of the islanders had really thought about how bad restrictions were going to become in that time, and at the end most people were surviving on the Red Cross parcels that were able to get through. The relief of Liberation must have been amazing.

I am so very very grateful that I live on this beautiful island. I am thankful for all those people who fought so hard for our freedom, and I am proud of the islanders who stayed went through the Occupation, whether they remained on the island, or were evacuated and especially those who ended up in work camps. Those years proved the resilience and defiance of the Guernsey people and of that I am hugely proud.

This afternoon we went to town to join in the celebrations and I came across these women, I think they were a singing group, but I think they look fabulous.

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May
09
2012
0

2012 Project365 (Day 130)

Liberation Day CavalcadeToday is the 67th Guernsey Liberation Day – the day that marks the anniversary that the island was liberated from the German Occupying Forces.

Today The Mister and I took a brief wander into town to look around and have a nice lunch at a restaurant whilst we watched the cavalcade. Unfortunately The Mister has had to work this afternoon so I came home and snoozed!

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May
09
2012
3

2012 Project365 (Day 129)

Vintage funTuesday was a day of massively mixed emotions. In the morning we found out that the house we have put an offer in for was accepted. Hopefully we should complete by 14 of June which would be amazing! The afternoon was traumatic, but I can’t be bothered to go into that right now!

In the evening The Mister and I went to the Specsavers Hangar Ball. In the afternoon they hold a Tea Dance in the same venue for the OAPs on the island. The ball was amazing – the hall had been decked out with vintage style advertising and covered in red, white and blue decorations, they even had a parachuting man hanging from the ceiling. The entertainment was a fantastic big band and some singers, one who sounded just like Frank Sinatra. They also had magicians and a brilliant balloon modeller.

The Mister dressed in RAF uniform and looked especially dashing and I wore a tea dress with Grandma Mary’s fur coat!

It was just a fantastic evening out and the best bit was seeing everyone dressed up in 1940’s style clothing. Everyone made the effort and seeing all these people dancing just added to the atmosphere. Superb entertainment and a brilliant night out!

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