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Priaulx Library podcast!

6th September 2023
The Priaulx Library podcast, 'Guernsey Life & Times', is produced by our Chief Executive, Steve Foote, and a member of our Priaulx Library Council, Jim Delbridge. Jim is a seasoned local radio presenter. The podcast features interviews with experts on Guernsey topics, and examines all sorts of aspects of Guernsey life, tradition, and history. Here's a list of the topics covered so far!

Guernsey on the Map

18th September 2015
This extremely popular book, released under the Library's own imprint, has been reprinted and can be bought from the Library for £15. The high production quality and content of the publication is exactly the same as the previous edition. The exciting new books by the Priaulx Library's Chief Librarian, Secret Guernsey and Guernsey through time , published by Amberley Publishing in 2014 and 2015,…

Recent donations

The Library is very grateful to have received donations of books and documents from various sources. These include: material relating to the conviction of Gill and LeBlond for 'treachery' in 1941; transcripts of letters from Captain McCaskill to General Small concerning the death in a duel of Major Byng in 1795, kindly donated by Charles Dace, the archivist at Wrotham Park, Byng's family home; an…

Pierre Mollet Fund

Pierre Mollet Junior lived at Les Landes, and was married to Elizabeth Mauger. His will of September 15th, 1882, of which we now have a beautifully printed copy, sets out his monetary legacies to private individuals, and specifies that ‘the sum of £3 per annum is to be paid during the first 12 years by his Executors and Trustees towards printing and distributing a book published in 1867,…

Osborne and Pipet photographs

Diane Osborne of York, Ontario, has deposited with us some photographs of the Osborne and Pipet families, including a photograph of Alfred Henry Pipet (1896-1918), of the RGLI. Three of these photographs, shown below, are yet to be identified: Thanks to Diane! Local historian David Kreckeler and Library staff wonder if it might be a Sunday School picnic here in Guernsey, perhaps the Vale…

Jersey Colloque

The Library has a copy of the Colloques de Jersey , Vol. II. This was transcribed in 1891 by C J  Cox.  In English and Latin, the volume covers the years 1605-1614; the only other copy of these Colloque minutes is held in Cambridge. It is bound in with a transcription of a letter from Nicolas Bernius to the Bishop of Winchester, dated December 13th, 1575, concerning Elias Bonamy.

Timmer Limited

Material from the Timmer growing business from 1943-45 has been donated, including office and personal diaries, letters, and photographs, and is available to view at at the Library. For the activities of Gerrit Timmer during the Occupation see William Bell, Guernsey Occupied but never conquered, Exeter: Studio, 2002 . The same donor has also kindly presented us with a rent book from the early…