Friday, May 04, 2007

Jersey Arts Festival

I have now been asked to speak at the Jersey Arts Festival, at 8pm on 20th June, at the Jersey Arts Centre, Phillips Street, St Helier. Telephone number for further details 01534 700444.

During the years that the Peake family lived on Sark frequent visits were made to Guernsey. Here I attended the Les Vauxblets Christian Brothers boarding school.

The main town, St Peter Port, provided both a big city feel after the constrictions of Sark, a tiny island seven miles away, and a welcome change. Here also my father once bought a palm tree though he was taken aback by the question posed by the vendor in the shop when asked what type he wanted to order, there being many he was informed. Moore's Hotel in the town also provided us with the occasional bath with hot water and large towels for which my father was always very grateful though never a guest of the hotel. As a boy I also enjoyed the baths we shared after the frugality of life on Sark and loved sailing between the islands on the converted motor torpedo boats converted for passenger use. We never visited Jersey despite the short distance from Sark.


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