PARISH INTRODUCTION + Wikiwand; BAPTISMS 1890-1907 + Family Search; INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX + FamilySearch; BAPTISMS + RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project; MARRIAGES + RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project; BURIALS + RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project ; 1851 Census 1861 … [8]:193 Amongst those who stayed were a number from the Castel school, who through a misunderstanding about the boat departure time, missed the sailing. The wartime regulations meaning that anyone travelling between Guernsey and England needed a passport or permit card were abolished. [27], Over 90 local "Channel Island Societies" were established in England, with weekly meetings and arranged social events, including card games and dances. To islanders, the tiny link was a saviour. Although Winston Churchill was reluctant to lose control of the Crown’s oldest possession, the Islands offered no strategic benefit to Britain. 501 Squadron RAF flying sorties until 19 June, in support of the evacuation from Cherbourg, when the aircraft flew to England and the ground support units were evacuated on the SS Train Ferry No. The withdrawal of cash from banks was limited to £20 per person. [21], From the people who had left the Channel Islands in 1939 or 1940 and been evacuated in 1940, over 10,000 islanders served with Allied forces.[35]:294. Channel Island refugees could not write or receive letters to people at home, as their homes were now occupied by the enemy. By spring 1940 the islands were advertising themselves as holiday destinations. During 1940 – 1945, the islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops and huge numbers of defensive positions were built as part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. As soon as the majority of the first wave had departed, ships were made available for anyone else who wished to depart, however with the fear of ships being mobbed, riots amongst travellers and in the empty towns, with looting of empty houses and shops, as had happened in France on the Channel coast, the authorities pushed the message that 'staying was best', with posters saying "Don’t be yellow, stay at home",[11]:12 (the "patriot" responsible for this poster fled to England). [1] Not being able to live on the public assistance monies, one mother would look after the children whilst another mother went out to work, sometimes both worked, one doing a night shift and the other a day shift.[1]. There are stories of extorting child labour, stealing the rations of the children, beatings, etc., but they were in the minority, and most were rescued by inspectors. Every year islanders celebrate their freedom on Liberation Day, 9th May, a public Bank Holiday. Marshal Philippe Pétain requested an armistice on 17 June and on 19 June nearby Cherbourg was captured by German forces. [2] If children or families had relatives in the UK, they tended to drift, with their single suitcase of belongings to them, to seek assistance. Those who had been evacuated were told that it was tougher in the islands. 17 Squadron RAF and No. Guernsey Towns and Parishes. States vote to allow more Police Officers to use Tasers. : 42. Some locked their front doors, some did not, reasoning that someone would break the door to get in anyway. Show only sites classified as: Include or exclude One Name Studies links : Include Exclude. The occupation began on the 30th of June, 1940, when the British Government decided to demilitarise the Channel Islands, effectively leaving them undefended. When it became clear that the Battle of France was lost, time was limited for anyone to evacuate, even so 25,000 people went to England, roughly 17,000 from Guernsey,[2] 6,000 from Jersey and 2,000 from Alderney in the ten days before the German troops landed at the end of June 1940. 2020 Population of Guernsey. Bailiwick of Guernsey 21981 26128 28521 33719 35365 33969 35257 37716 43042 45001 Links. [22]:143, Women whose husbands were still in the islands were told they were not allowed to rent accommodation, so found they had to match up with a woman whose husband was in the armed services and share a house. Most civilians who were evacuated went to England. Many reminders of the German occupation remain. Copyright © Historic UK Ltd. Company Registered in England No. 25 ships took people from Guernsey on 21 June alone,[10]:82 ships like the SS Viking, built in 1905, and which served as HMS Vindex until 1918. The Review included a collection of articles and poetry relevant to Channel Island people and personal comments received from Red Cross messages that might affect other islanders, such as births, marriages and deaths and greeting messages. 1861 census 4. The meetings of families could be equally traumatic, with wives and husbands meeting again for the first time in five years and discovering they had lived very different lives and had difficulty talking about them. units moved from Dinard in France to Jersey on 15 June, No. At Europe Map 1940 pagepage, view political map of Europe, physical map, country maps, satellite images photos and where is Europe location in World map. The first edition, a four-page sheet, appeared in May 1941. Guernsey Population: 67,052. [4]:50 The "Channel Islands had been demilitarised and declared... 'an open town'...",[5] without telling anyone, until after the islands had been bombed on 28 June, as the British government did not want to invite the Germans to take the islands. Most were content and more than a few children formed long lasting friendships with loving caring families that looked after them. [2], Some reception centres run by The Salvation Army and WVS helpers were surprised to discover that Channel Islanders could speak English, having arranged for translators to be available, islanders answering questions put to them in French with their own local Patois which the translators could not understand. People began to return in July and August 1945, with some children taking their northern accents with them. 1881 census 6. In May 1941, the first 7,000 arrived in England. In the end, four-fifths of the children and almost half of Guernsey’s population were evacuated before the occupation. [23] Islanders were not shy in volunteering for Air Raid Precautions (ARP), Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS), Home Guard or Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) duties in their spare time. In Jersey, where the school children were on two weeks holiday to help with the potato harvest, everyone who wished to leave was asked to register, queues quickly appeared, with 23,000 eventually registering. [23] Welfare committees were established to help islanders, allowing the evacuees to maintain contact, talk about their news, gain mutual support and allow children to play together. The Jersey Society, which had been founded in London in 1896, acted as a link for Jersey evacuees during the war. Of those who had stayed in the islands, a higher percentage of civilians died in the islands per head of prewar population than in the United Kingdom. Liberation Day is also a Bank Holiday in the other Channel Islands: Jersey on 9th May and Sark on 10th May. Children from Manchester had recently been evacuated to Canada, as that city was not considered safe, they were replaced by Channel Island children. • With zero migration, Guernsey’s population would decline to just fewer than 45,000 (i.e. The island authorities assumed that all locals who particularly feared a German occupation would leave the islands, such as people of the Jewish faith. [6]:15, Some of the Channel Island children, like some of the 1,500,000 British children[6]:ii that were evacuated from cities in 1939, would suffer mistreatment and abuse, physical, mental and sexual. By mid May 1940 the news was not good; Germans were fighting in France and individuals as well as whole families were making plans and taking the ferry to England. A room called Le Coin became a home away from home for anyone passing through the capital wanting to meet other Islanders. At the end of September 2019, Guernsey's population was 63,276. Paris surrendered without a fight on 14 June. In 1821 the population of Guernsey was 20,302 with over 50%, 11,173 living in St Peter Port. The society accumulated over 1,000 books published during the war to restock the island libraries after the war. [22]:146 Some who returned found the men whom they had left in the islands had formed a relationship with another woman. 1. [18] He stayed for lunch whilst waiting for the plane to be refuelled, before flying on to London. German troops landed in Guernsey on 30 June 1940. In 1941, negotiations allowed the International Red Cross message system, which was designed primarily for use by captured soldiers, to include civilians in the Channel Islands. There were 5,000 Guernsey children with their teachers and 500 mothers who became teaching assistants. [13]:140, Several ships including the Southern Railway SS Isle of Sark, the normal cross channel ferry, were docked in St Peter Port harbour on 28 June when the Luftwaffe arrived and six Heinkel He 111 bombers attacked Guernsey. The Lieutenant Governor of Jersey and Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey left their islands on board ships on 21 June 1940, the day France surrendered. Guernsey's evacuation began in June 1940. Some evacuees had brought an elderly relative with them. Some gave away furniture and belongings, some gave it to someone for safe storage,[6]:40 others simply walked away, leaving dirty dishes in the sink and food on the table. Stockport had received at least 1,500 refugees and would years later erect a blue plaque to commemorate the event,[2] others went to Bury, Oldham, Wigan, Halifax, Manchester, Glasgow and many other towns. Historic UK says, “Inhabited since prehistory, it became part of the Duchy of Normandy in the 10th century. That comes from data for the year up to the end of March 2018, gathered through the rolling electronic census which includes statistics from social security, income tax and other States departments. In May 1940, as Germany invaded France, fears arose in Guernsey that a German invasion might take place. The reasons why people stayed or evacuated were personal, ranging from fear of the unknown to noble thoughts of continuing the fight with England. During 1940 – 1945, the islands were the only British soil occupied by German troops and huge numbers of defensive positions were built as part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall. Although Winston Churchill was reluctant to lose control of the Crown’s oldest possession, the islands offered no strategic benefit to Britain. The reverse also applied, with women finding a new partner. 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One, Paulette, was a Guernsey evacuee who referred to her as "Auntie Eleanor who lived in the White House". On 11 June, the British War Cabinet considered that Hitler might occupy the Channel Islands to “strike a blow at our prestige by the temporary occupation of British territory”. Tel: 01481 238205 The museum gives a picture of life in Guernsey during the German Occupation, 1940 -1945. Guernsey (/ ˈ ɡ ɜːr n z i / (); Guernésiais: Guernési) is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy, and is one of the British Channel Islands.It lies roughly north of Saint-Malo and to the west of Jersey and the Cotentin Peninsula.With several smaller nearby islands, it forms a jurisdiction within the Bailiwick of Guernsey - a British Crown dependency. Census records allow you to view other family members who were present on the day of the census, typically these will be siblings or parents. German Occupation Museum, Forest, Guernsey GY8 0BG. [25], It was initially limited to 10 words per letter but was later changed to 25, which was the standard for lrisoners-of-wars. [1] For a few, being fostered was a better life than they had had at home. Some certainly did, however it came as a surprise to find out later that others had decided not to leave or who were barred from entering the United Kingdom, because they were "aliens", resulted in around 20 people the Germans would define as "Jewish" becoming trapped in the islands. [34] The BBC also produced a film of the evacuees showing a rally on 19 June 1943 in the Belle Vue Stadium in Manchester that was attended by 6,000 islanders. The islands and the British military began the evacuation following the Allies loss in the Battle of France, after which the British Army withdrew from the islands.[1]. On 19 June 1940, parents were told to register their children to be evacuated and some were sent away the very next morning. [29], It did not close, and the 20-24 page Review was published with up to 5,000 copies a month posted out to subscribers, including servicepeople all over the world.[2]. [2] The Mayor of Bolton had threatened the islands with another invasion after liberation, as so many Lancashire holidaymakers would want to see the islands about which they had heard so much. 1940 January. The Islands of Guernsey are what’s known as an ‘archipelago’ – a collection of islands located on the English Channel between England and France. February. "[1] Messages ceased shortly after 6 June 1944, when the islands were cut off and isolated. Open March – November. [1], For British foster parents, the trauma of losing the children they had looked after and grown to love could be just as bad. 90% of all Channel Island evacuees were taken to Weymouth Harbour, Dorset. Requisitioned in 1939 as a troopship, she transported 1,800 schoolchildren from Guernsey to Weymouth. The Guernsey Society was formed in 1943 to represent the interests of the island to the British government during the German occupation and to establish a network for Guernsey evacuees in the United Kingdom. Originally intended as shelters for large numbers of troops, these tunnels are virtually complete. Sign Up (Picture by Steve Sarre, 23772583) The population snapshot was taken in March 2018 for the fifth annual electronic census. All messages were routed via the International Red Cross headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, which dealt with 24 million messages during the war. External Bailiwick Express. GUERNSEY’S population has risen by 242 to 62,307, according to the latest electronic census data. [23], In London, 20 Upper Grosvenor Street was the contact address for islanders, provided a legal bureau and held records for 30,000 Channel Islanders who could be found. Net migration of 300 persons per year would grow the population to a peak of 69,937 in 2043 before falling back to just under 67,000 by 2063. 1851 census 3. 1891 census 7. A generous gift from the British government of £3,300,000 was used to recompense islanders who had suffered losses and the cost of maintaining the evacuees, estimated at £1,000,000, was written off by the British government. Some gave away pets, others just released them, many put them down. There were concerns over helping Channel Island private schools with their costs, as British private schools received no help when evacuated from cities. The evacuation occurred in phases, starting with school aged children, their teachers, and mother volunteers. The Bailiwic… The islands ended the war with a debt of £9,000,000, which the British government hoped would be repaid. Houses, cars and businesses were abandoned by those evacuating. Eleanor Roosevelt adopted three children in 1942. 1911 census summary books One family that had two boys in England received the message "Your son died in England. Channel Island refugees could not write or receive letters to people at home, as their homes were now occupied by the enemy. The essentials. The Bailiwick of Guernsey consists of the Islands of Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney, plus the smaller islands of Lihou, Jethou and Brechou. A population pyramid illustrates the age and sex structure of a country's population and may provide insights about political and social stability, as well as economic development. German Military Underground Hospital Rue Des Buttes, St Andrews. Beyond this point the population is projected to fall, declining to 59,000 by 2065. The Channel Islands came under the British crown when William, Duke of Normandy invaded England in 1066 and seized the crown. Europe Map Help To zoom in and zoom out map, please drag map with mouse. The occupants of the Channel Islands became involved in European events of 1938–39 only as distant and worried listeners to the radio and readers of newspapers. Only a few people were put under pressure to either evacuate or stay, often due to their important jobs. 1871 census 5. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right. The hospital was equipped with an operating theatre, kitchen, cinema, staff quarters and wards for 500 patients. The evacuation of civilians from the Channel Islands in 1940 was an organised, partial, nautical evacuation of Crown dependencies in the Channel Islands, primarily from Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney to England during World War II. The story of the Nazi occupation is told at the Occupation Museum located near the airport. [2], Children who had not seen their parents for five years often did not recognise them. It might take months for a message to arrive although a few of them took only weeks. Not knowing that on 15 June the British Army commanders had decided the Channel Islands were not defensible, the islanders were surprised to see the resident army units quickly depart on ships, with all of their equipment, the islands were being abandoned. Nowadays Guernsey, its capital St Peter Port and the smaller islands are a favourite tourist destination. Ships urgently needed to evacuate soldiers from France in Operation Ariel, were diverted to help civilians in the Channel Islands. The smallest of the four main Channel Islands, Sark is located some 80 miles from the south coast of England and only 24 miles from the north coast of France. However by the end of December, a life saving Red Cross ship, the SS Vega, docked at St Peter Port with much needed supplies and was to make several more trips up to May 1945. [30]:172–182, Many Islanders had emigrated to Canada over the years and got together to help their homeland evacuees. By the beginning of June, the evacuation of Dunkirk was the main topic of conversation, resulting in more people considering leaving the Channel Islands. Upon arrival in England, the Guernsey school children were met with mountains of jam sandwiches, bread and butter and tea,[10]:82 before being given a medical and put on crowded blacked out trains, machines most island children had never seen before,[20] to be transported north. Subscribe to our daily newsletter! With the islands under German occupation, communications were severed. Only 1,000 evacuated with 67 teachers, many travelling with their parents, the remaining 4,500 would remain for the occupation with 140 teachers. The Methodist church tried to keep track of their island members in England; introduce them English Methodists and to provide them with advice, some money, winter clothing and employment. 5,000 schoolchildren evacuated from Guernsey and 1,000 stayed with 12 teachers. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Even so, holidaymakers were still coming to the islands. Of the population of 40,000, 17,000 were evacuated to England. The closeness of Guernsey to Cherbourg left it wide open to attack by both sea and air. [6]:1 Some schools asking that the child and their suitcase be brought so it could be checked. A number of men, especially those who had served in the Royal Guernsey Militia or the Royal Militia of the Island of Jersey as well as men who had been in the Officers' Training Corps at Victoria College, Jersey and Elizabeth College, Guernsey travelled to England, volunteered and were swiftly taken into the armed services, the Jersey militia men leaving as an organised unit.[3]:217. Guernesey garde des séquelles historiques, physiques et culturelles de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.Les bombardements et l’occupation de l’île ont poussé la moitié de la population à se réfugier au Royaume-Uni. Over the years ending September 2016, 2017 and 2018, the annual changes were -0.1%, 0.0% and 0.5% respectively. Population Pyramids: Channel Islands - 1950. Au-delà des dégâts matériels, la guerre a un énorme impact sur la population, les traditions et la langue. However, not all messages were good since they included notices like "Baby Mary died last December." Read Islander's first hand accounts and find out more about the history inspired The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. Guernsey Population. An … Despite being a relatively small island, Guernsey’s history is long and fascinating. However, life in the islands continued much as normal. Occupation Society: www.occupied.guernsey.net Liberation Monument commemorating the islands freedom May 9th 1945. Participants included film stars. L'occupation des îles Anglo-Normandes renvoie à la période de l'histoire où les îles Anglo-Normandes furent militairement occupées par l'Allemagne pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, ce qui fit d'elles les seuls territoires des Îles Britanniques à avoir été envahis par la Wehrmacht.Cette occupation couvre la période allant du 30 juin 1940 à la libération, le 9 mai 1945. The National Service (Armed Forces) Act 1939 passed on 3 September 1939 enforced full conscription on all males between 18 and 41, however it only applied to the United Kingdom and had no effect in the independent Channel Islands. 1940 28th JUNE - Air attack over St Peter Port harbour. [28]:33, The Stockport and District Society was founded in January 1941, when 250 prospective members attended the first meeting. A B C F L M R S T V; Add Link Report Broken Link. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Tel: 01481 239100 Hewn out of solid rock by slave workers of many nationalities under the control of the German Occupying Forces 1940 – 1945. The number of messages that one could send was limited, and replies had to be on the back of the original message. The Review was threatened with closure in May 1942 after questions in Parliament. Lewis machine guns on the ships opened fire, to no visible effect. To this day, the Queen’s official title in the Bailiwick of Guernsey is that of the Duke of Normandy. After the D-Day Normandy landings in 1944, the islands became cut off from the rest of Europe and food and fuel supplies dried up. [15] A similar attack occurred in Jersey where nine died. [2] Some ignorant people asked if they had sailed across the Mediterranean and why were they not wearing grass skirts.[22]:143. This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 20:29. [13]:137 Other military planes were using the Islands, on 17 June 1940, a de Havilland Dragon Rapide DH.89 plane arrived in Jersey from Bordeaux evacuating Général de brigade Charles de Gaulle from France. The cold winter of 1944 made life almost unbearable. Former population censuses in Germany were complete enumerations obtained directly from the entire population in personal interviews or by questionnaire. Little did the islanders imagine their homes would be under German occupation for five years, before liberation on 9 May 1945. By 1901 the island population would double. 1841 census 2. Everyone fleeing the islands left behind friends and relatives. People could take just one suitcase. They were very generous, helping with clothes and shoes, arranging picnics, providing free tickets to cinemas and football matches, lending furniture and donating money for Christmas presents for children. Aurigny (aurigny.com) flies from London Gatwick to Guernsey from £100 return. [citation needed]. [10]:81 The civil service could not cope and scared of potential riots with desperate people trying to get on ships, announcements that it was best to stay in the island resulted in only about 1,000 Jersey children being evacuated with their parents and 67 teachers. [1] Some children and families kept contact, and many held fond memories and grateful thanks for the northern people who showed so much kindness. The declaration of War by Britain on 3 September 1939 increased the concern. [2], Those that joined the armed forces were subject to the usual war risks, those that worked in the UK, whether in war industries or elsewhere were, just like the children, subject to the risk of bombing. Most Alderney and Jersey school children were scattered, attending different local schools, except Victoria College, Jersey pupils who congregated at Bedford School[21], In the years to come, children leaving school at the normal age of 14 went into occupations including war industries and would join the Home Guard, 17-year-old girls could join the ATS or WLA. The BBC then announce the demilitarisation of the island on the 9 o`clock news. 1911 census 9. [19], 319 people evacuated the islands on five civilian de Havilland Express DH-86 aircraft, between 16 and 19 June, landing in Exeter.[10]. The materials and effort spent on the Atlantic Wall was totally disproportionate to the strategic importance of the islands but Hitler was convinced that the British would try to recapture them. The rules changed over the years; at one point, islanders were not permitted to write to relatives but could write to friends. [6]:47 Eighteen ships sailed on 21 June from Jersey including the SS Shepperton Ferry carrying military stores and 400 evacuees. In 1940, Guernsey was occupied by German forces. The fact that Guernsey was loading ships with tomatoes rather than people indicates the lack of panic; ships from Guernsey and Jersey designated to carry evacuees were sometimes packed, but others did not sail to their full capacity. They decided to publish the Channel Island Monthly Review, despite a ban on new periodicals in August 1940 because of paper shortages. Castel Parish Registers. The Channel Islands came under the British crown when William, Duke of Normandy invaded England in 1066. Other primary schools managed to keep pupils together and established themselves in several small communities. R.A.F. They were guarded by a garrison of 13,000 German troops. A higher percentage of serving people from the islands had died per head of prewar population than in the United Kingdom. Up to the year 1940 the main source of income was from the specialised growing of tomatoes. Some houses were not good, previously condemned, damp or bug ridden. She kept many special customs, laws and names. Guernsey has had a concern about population and there has been legislation relating to it since the 1940’s. Filter options. A few children never adjusted to the return, as the trauma of separation was too great. Some mothers travelling with children whose husbands either stayed in the islands or had joined the armed services initially found attempts were made to take their children away as it was considered they could not possibly look after them with their husbands away. This is the population pyramid for Guernsey. [23], The British hovernment had opened up an evacuation account for each of the bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey to which certain costs could be charged, such as the cost of the evacuation ships, rail travel and the education costs of children. The link between Britain and France still survives today in Norman Law, surnames and Guernesaise, the local language. Women who had become used to working found no jobs available in the islands apart from scrubbing floors.[22]:147. Deemed of little strategic importance by the British, the islands were not to be defended and in the preceding 10 days some 17,000 civilians had been evacuated, mostly to England. 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