The world’s first underwater arrest

Looking back at the history of the Channel Islands for the week beginning 30 December. This week:

  • The owners of Guernsey zoo put their park and all of its animals on the market.
  • Jersey’s first ever weather observation is made, and the island experiences its lowest ever temperature.
  • Alderney residents elect their first president, and two representatives to sit in the States of Deliberation.
  • A Jersey hero is recognised for his extraordinary bravery during the occupation.
  • Guernsey’s governor is almost killed when lightning strikes Castle Cornet.
  • …and Guernsey Police makes the world’s first ever underwater arrest.
The Channel Islands this week
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Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney: little islands with big stories to tell. They’ve seen earthquakes and witchcraft trials, been caught up in the English civil war, faced invasion from France, and welcomed the Beatles and Rolling Stones on tour. From the construction of Corbiere Lighthouse and Victor Hugo’s flight to Guernsey, to the day a UFO appeared above Alderney, all of these stories and more feature in the Channel Islands’ remarkable history. Subscribe today.

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