A look at a stretch of coastline it's entirely possible to have missed no matter how long you've lived here!
(on the map with Bing here)
Parking is available at the top of Archirondel, near the St.Martin Millennium Cross.... follow the road for a short while...
.. with views like these towards Verclut.
This part of St.Catherine's bay was neatly given sea walls as part of the 'harbour that never was' (1850s) all the way from the Verclut point of the northern breakwater to the Archirondel point where the southern breakwater was abandoned. I hadn't quite realised that the entire route was walkable!
From the BBQ/Picnic area here, there's a set of sleeper steps..
.. down to the sea wall path.
I never bothered to explore along here, assuming I'd already seen all there was to see!
Where I thought the path ended... there are actually some steps down to this small jutting out area on the map apparently called "Le Malade" (that's The Sick isn't it?!)
Around the 'point' and steps back up again...
.. and a delightful secluded cove I don't recall having seen before :)
... despite having seen it from a distance thousands of times, without actually registering that there may be a path there!
It gets a bit bumpy on the final twist and turn of the path...
.. then gets neat and tidy again...
.. on the final stretch that joins up with the slip behind Archirondel Cafe.
There's an outfall here, and giving us a shortcut back to the carpark above...
.. a final flight of steps to complete the little jaunt.
If you've never bothered with this paricular piece of coastline before, do give it a try on a warm sunny evening - I'm sure you'll enjoy it :)
For some time now I've noticed that some of the post boxes around the island are very different compared to most of the others, there are some very old Victorian ones. But I didn't really pay much more attention than that. Most people will have noticed that some post boxes are set into walls, and some are free standing pillars - and that's about it. We take them for granted.
Recently I noticed that Jersey Post have been repainting some boxes and highlighting some details in gold. This, I decided, was News of a sort - and something I could feature on the blog. I decided to have a good look around to see what was rare and noteworthy, or run of the mill. This is the kind of blog posting that really won't appeal to many people, but the few that are interested should hopefully love it :)
At a time when it's painfully obvious that general photos drown unnoticed in a sea of billions of others, postings targeting specialist interests are the ones most likely to be interesting to someone!
My investigations have reached a level of "all you wanted to know about postboxes but were too afraid/busy/bored to ask". Judging by other websites on the topic, there are plenty of enthusiasts out there, as with many niche nerdy interests. Me, I've gone as far as I wanted and will leave it at that, I doubt I will take any further interest. I'm mainly driven by discovering what has been where for how long, and if a box is rare and unusual. But it has left me with an appreciation of the variety we have in
Jersey, and now I find I can't pass a 'special' box without noticing it!
My limited research has already uncovered that post boxes have moved around over the years, hence the year 2012 in the posting title. It's not the kind of heritage you can rely upon to have always been there. Box locations come and go over time, so this is my effort to document the state of play this year.
Victorian (to 1901)
Although the postal system had been underway for a long time, collection boxes in the streets were newly introduced in 1852, copying the idea from the continent, Jersey being the testbed for the British Isles. Thanks to theislandwiki.org we read that the first pillar boxes, made by Mr John Vaudin, were opened on 23 November 1852 at
David Place: Nearly opposite the Rectory (near Val Plaisant)
New Street: In front of Mr Fry's, painter and glazier
Cheapside: Top of the Parade (or Elizabeth Place as it is now)
St Clement's Road: Corner of Plaisance (now the entrance to H.D.Park)
These first boxes have all gone from Jersey.
Our earliest box is 179 in the Central Market, an 1866 John Penfold design (yes, it seems the naming of cartoon character Danger Mouse's hamster sidekick Ernest Penfold may be connected to DM living in a London pillar box!).
Apparently (one of Tony's Musings) even the earliest Jersey pillar boxes were painted red as early as 1852, but postal history seems to suggest that prior to 1859 there was no standard colour on the mainland. In 1859, a bronze green colour became standard so as not to appear too obtrusive in the landscape. So effective was this that complaints were received by people having difficulty finding them. The Post Office investigated alternative colours and initially settled on chocolate brown, this required an extra coat of varnish however so proved more expensive than an alternative suggestion of bright red. The new colour was introduced in London in July 1874 and it took 10 years to complete the programme of re-painting.
From 1879 to 1905 pillar-boxes were made by the "Andrew Handyside" foundry in Derby. These boxes are easily distinguished by the two protruding ornimental rings around the top of the box, above the door.
The earliest Handyside boxes had no Royal Cypher and are known as "anonymous" boxes, such as this one (box 19) at the Living Legend, which is also early and unusual with its 'high aperture'.
As Wikipedia says, "the original design was prone to communications becoming
caught under the rim of the cap. This was solved by lowering the
aperture so that it falls centrally between the two raised beading
Another "high aperture anonymous" Handyside can be found at the corner of Queen's Road and Queen's Lane (box 9).
(106 Maupertuis) Roadside wall boxes first appeared in 1857 as a cheaper alternative to pillar boxes, costing only a quarter of the price of pillar boxes. Nowadays it's the opposite way around, it's cheaper to buy something ready made than pay for local labour to erect and maintain blockwork!
Jersey has some narrow Victorian wall boxes, including this design with collection information in the lower panel (17 Rue D'Aval, 35 St.Mary's Church, 31 Gorey Hill, 20 Fliquet) ...
.. and the top panel (15 St Saviour's Church and the old convent west of Six Roads : 45 Pierre de Bessiere).
This later design (6 examples locally) is closer to the standard wall boxes we know today.
Jersey's Victorian wall boxes sport manufacturers names such as
"Eagle Range & Foundry Co, Birmingham" (St.Mary's Church and Flicquet),
"Smith & Hawkes of Birmingham" (St Saviour's Church, Rue D'Aval, Gorey Hill, La Route de St.Jean)
"Bernard P Walker of Eagle..." (box 12 Mont Pinel)
- all three variations were from the same factory in Birmingham; it just changed hands rather frequently during this period!
A handful of wider VR boxes are around, and an even larger wall box (154) rests at St.John's Village...
Edward 7th (1901-1910)
.. with an Edwardian version at Seaton Place (box 59, Glouc.St end). At first, little more was changed than altering the VR letters to ER...
.. but midway through the reign the elaborate scroll cipher of Edward VII began to appear on post boxes.
This one at Les Chenolles, St.John (95 St Cyr), is a 'lamp box' (designed to be clamped to lamp posts, or free-standing on a pedestal) pressed into service as a wall box.
Early WT Allen design (about 7 of these) with panel at the top of another beading panel... some offset to the left for some reason...
.. others more central (this one at FB Fields - box 193).
This one with the cipher (at Old Trinity Hill, box 16).
George 5th (1910-1936)
Another lamp box used as a wall box, on St.Clement's Inner Road in the Mont Ube area (111 Pied de la Rue).
This large wall box (34 Halkett Street) at Boots in St.Helier is relatively unusual for being made by McDowall, Steven and Co, Falkirk (see also a George 6th example at Bagatelle Parade at Five Oaks) ...
.. as is this one off Roseville Street (157) in Marett Road.
Newly repainted at Le Hocq (box 103, one of about 27 similar)...
.. or faded like this one in Bagatelle Road (65), notable as one of two rarities in Jersey (the other is box 114 Rue de Brabant near the Steam Museum) made by Derby Castings Limited, Derby - who only made boxes for one year, 1932.
3 boxes, like this one (box 80) Vallee des Vaux (also 182 La Sergente St.Brelade and 25 Queen's Road / St.John's Road), have a much smaller GR...
.. or like this slightly broken one(113) at Corbiere (and at Rue de Bocage off La Haule Hill - 97 Mont Au Roux), the G and R at the top.
Finally the inner panel is dropped a little to make room for the Next Collection plate (24 St.Clement's Church amongst about nine George 5th examples), and this design stays with us from now on.
George VI (1936-1952)
First, the McDowall, Steven example near Five Oaks (88 Five Oaks Sub Office) ...
.. a faded wall box, one of 18 I've found (G 6th), all from WT Allen...
.. and a repainted one. Maybe the cipher is too fiddly to highlight in gold? :)
Is it just me or is the new paint slightly heading towards orange rather than the pure red I expected?
A flaking example in storage at Jersey Post's HQ, possibly awaiting future deployment.
Elizabeth II (from 1952)
In the reign of E-II-R the pillar box is once again affordable, and here's a classic design nicely painted (37 Green Street). Others are found in the Parade (Elizabeth Place end, box 144), nearby inside the Hospital reception area (170), at Maufant CoOp (107), Grands Vaux shops (164), Quennevais estate (171), St.Peter's CoOp (86), St.Ouen's shops (96), and Sandybrook (78).
.. there are also more squat examples at Miladi Farm (94) and Roseville Street (44).
The one in the Parade has the remains of a sign holder on top. On the mainland these signs pointed to the nearest post office.
In Jersey Post's depot at Rue des Pres, a pillar box taken out of service, I presume box 11 from Liberation Square where there used to be one and there isn't now. Such a shame a typically British thing like a red E2R pillar box has been removed from a place almost all French daytrippers pass, it was a very noticeably British piece of street furniture that was probably a frequent photo opportunity. Once again Jersey misses a chance to get the visitors snapping. We should be making the place as interesting as possible to get them taking photos all over, that's what makes a visit memorable.
The Caledonia Place box 167 (by the museum) shows how much of the pillar may be underground to keep it secure.
The K Type pillar was designed by Tony Gibbs, who won a 1979 competition between 3 designers, and it was introduced on 31st July 1980. It does have that unmistakable 80s feel to it, and I find it a bit naff to be honest. Here is the untidiest, box no 1 at Georgetown. I assume the loop on top is used to crane them into position, there not being much else to hold onto!
K Pillars are paired up with larger neighbours at Red Houses, La Collette near Victoria Pier, and in David Place by the Odeon.
A fresh coat of paint and some gold makes a slight difference. Admire or wince at them also at Green Island Spar, Gorey Village, Rue a Don's garage, Colomberie, Quennevais Precinct, St.Aubin and the CoOps at Pontac, Val Plaisant and Beaumont.
Our only real 'lamp box' is box 172 at the Albert Harbour Terminal.
A pair of larger wall boxes (30 and 181) at Broad Street Post Office.
So far I've found about 42 of the familiar wall boxes (either from WT Allen or Carron Co. Falkirk, Stirlingshire who joined in within this reign until circa 1980) ...
.. some recently repainted, with a gold cipher.
Square post boxes simply don't inspire much love (this one, box 3, in the Parade / Union Street)...
.. or with an ugly black hinge, like this one (box 190) in the airport departures hall...
.. box 127 at Plat Douet Road (with Royal Mail logo rather than Jersey Post!) ...
.. and box 46 inside at the CoOp Grande Marche.
You just can't beat the old round classic pillars!
Other red box structures around the island have the same long black hinge. Along with some more recent green boxes, these are apparently drop off points for post to be passed between various postal staff. Pontac CoOp car park, and by the phone box at La Rocque (Streetview) to name but two. Another in Queen's Road. And behind the post box here.
Thanks to one of my readers we have the official box names and numbers, so I have merged the data into this numerical list (which reveals the gaps in the numbering).
1 Georgetown Sub Office (CoOp) - K Pillar
2 St Saviours Road (nr Wellington Rd / Beaul.Pk) - wall E2R Allen
3 Parade (Cenotaph) - square pillar E2R
5 Great Union Road / Aquila Rd (de Montfort) - wall E2R Allen
6 Brighton Road (opp. school) - wall G6R Allen
7 Vauxhall Street / Val Plaisant - wall GR Allen
8 Bath Street / David Place (Odeon) - K Pillar and square
9 Queen's Road (nr Queen's Lane) - pillar anon high-ap Handyside
10 Springfield Road (Le Geyt Estate, opp shop) - wall E2R Carron
11 Weighbridge (Liberation Square) - pillar -removed-
12 Mont Pinel (nr Duoro Terrace) - wall VR Eagle
13 Rouge Bouillon (nr La Pouquelaye) - wall GR Allen
14 Val Plaisant Sub Office (CoOp) - K Pillar
15 St Saviour's Church - wall VR Smith & Hawkes
16 Town Mills (Old Trinity Hill) - wall E7R Allen
17 Faldouet (Rue D'Aval) - wall VR Smith & Hawkes
18 La Pouquelaye (nr Up. Kings Cliff) - wall VR Allen
19 Living Legend - pillar (thick) anon high-ap Handyside
20 Greencliffe (Rue de Fliquet) - wall VR Eagle
21 Bagot Road (opp shop) - wall GR Allen
22 La Frontiere (Route du FrancFief, St.P) - wall E2R Carron
23 Mont Gras D'Eau (St.B Bay, nr tower) - wall E2R Allen
24 St Clement's Church - wall GR Allen
25 Chestnut Farm (Queen's Rd / St.J Rd) - wall GR(small) Allen
26 St Lawrence Church - wall GR Allen
27 Le Bourg, Pontac - wall E2R Allen
28 Les Augerez (Route du Carrefour a Cendre) - wall E2R Allen
29 St Ouen's Church - wall GR Allen
30 Broad Street (2) - wall(large) E2R Carron
31 Gorey Hill - Wall VR Smith & Hawkes
32 Route de St Marie (Rue des Buttes, St.Mary) - Wall(large) GR Allen
33 St James Street - wall E2R Carron
34 Halkett Street (Boots) - wall(large) GR McDowall Steven
35 St Mary's Church - wall VR Eagle
37 Green Street (La Collette end) - pillar E2R
38 Longueville Court (nr Grv. Hill) - wall VR Allen
40 Old Beaumont Hill - wall GR Allen
41 Greve de Lecq - wall E2R Allen
42 St George's Church (St.Ouen) - wall GR Allen
43 Pierson Road (nr Grand Hotel) - wall G6R Allen
44 Roseville Street Sub Office (off Colomberie) - pillar(thick) E2R
45 Pierre de Bessiere (Old Convent by St.Matthews, St.L) - wall VR Smith & Hawkes
46 CoOp Grande Marche Sub Office (inside) - square pillar
47 Bel Royal - wall VR Allen
48 New St John's Road - wall VR Allen
49 Ravencliffe (Route des Genets, nr Woodbine) - wall E2R Allen
50 Tyneville Lane (inner road) - wall GR Allen
51 First Tower (by Martello) - wall E2R Allen
52 Mont Felard (top) - wall GR Allen
53 Mont Cochon (Newfield; closer to Fern Val) - wall VR Allen
54 Les Huriaux (nr Amaizin Maze) - wall VR Allen
55 La Hougue Bie - wall E2R Allen
56 St Aubin Sub Office - wall E2R
57 Gorey Village (nr Salon) - wall GR Allen
58 L'Etacq (Route de L'Etacq) - wall VR Allen
59 Seaton Place (Glouc. St end) - wall E7R Allen
60 Rozel Harbour - wall E2R Allen
61 Haute Croix - wall E2R Carron
62 La Rocque (parish border) - wall E2R Allen
63 Grands Vaux (nr school) - wall E2R Allen
65 Bagatelle Road (nr Bon Air lane) - wall GR Derby Castings
66 Rue de Haut (nr Mont Cambrai) - wall GR Allen
67 Rozel Mill - wall E2R Allen
68 St Saviour's Hospital - wall GR Allen
69 Mont des Landes (hill nr Archirondel) - wall GR Allen
70 Pontac (slip) - wall G6R Allen
71 Gorey Pier - wall G6R Allen
72 Hautlieu School - wall GR Allen
73 Golf Links (nr Beausite Hotel) - wall G6R Allen
74 Beaumont Village (by Cannon) - wall E7R (maker covered)
75 Colomberie (C.House) - K Pillar
76 La Rocque Chapel (Methodist) - wall E7R Allen
77 Le Rondin (Greve de Lecq hill) - wall E7R Allen
78 Sandybrook - pillar E2R
79 Fauvic Cross Roads (Route des Cotils) - wall E7R Allen
80 Vallee des Vaux - wall GR Allen
81 Augres (Oaklands, Trinity) - wall GR (maker?)
82 Sion (shop) - wall E2R Allen
83 Faldouet (2) (Croix Messervy) - wall E2R Carron
84 Pontac Sub Office (CoOp) - K Pillar
85 Quennevais Sub Office (CoOp Red Houses) - K Pillar and Franked(square)
86 St Peter's Sub Office (CoOp) - pillar E2R
87 St Martin's Church (shop) - wall E2R Allen
88 Five Oaks Sub Office (Bagatelle Parade) - wall(large) G6R McDowall
89 Beaumont Sub Office (CoOp) - K Pillar
90 Gorey Sub Office (village shop) - K Pillar
91 Six Roads (shop) - wall E2R Carron
92 St Brelades Bay (shop) - wall GR (maker?)
93 Grouville Church - wall VR Allen
94 Miladi (Farm) Estate (Longueville) - pillar(thick) E2R
95 St Cyr (Les Chenolles, St.John) - wall(lamp?) E7R (maker?)
96 St Ouen Sub Office (Pair) - pillar E2R - wall GR Allen
97 Mont Au Roux (corner w Rue du Bocage) - wall GR(top) Allen
98 Trinity Sub Office - wall GR Allen
99 Royal Square - wall GR Allen
100 Route de Noirmont (nr Route de Haut) - wall E2R Carron
101 Le Grande Piece (estate, St.Peter) - wall GR Allen
102 Stopford Road (nr Stores) - wall E2R Allen
103 Le Hocq - wall GR Allen
104 High Street (St.Aubin) - wall VR Allen
105 Les Croix (Trinity) - wall E2R Allen
106 Maupertuis (Le Squez/Marais) - wall G6R Allen (rivets)
107 Maufant Sub Office (CoOp) - pillar E2R (gold)
108 Mont Es Croix (Rue des Champs, nr Beauport) - wall E2R Allen
109 Fauvic Common - wall GR Allen
110 La Hougue Avenue (Mont a L'Abbe) - wall GR Allen
111 Pied de la Rue (nr Le Rocquier, St.C) - wall(lamp) GR (maker?)
112 Grouville Arsenal - wall G6R Allen
113 Corbiere - wall GR(top) Allen (broken)
114 Brabant (Rue de Brabant, Trinity) - wall GR (1932 Derby - rare)
115 La Collette (nr fuel farm) - K Pillar and Franked(square)
116 Leoville (St.Ouen) - wall G6R Allen
117 Vinchelez (nr Manor, St.Ouen) - wall GR Allen
118 St Lukes (nr Vic.Hugo, Greve d'Azette) - wall GR Allen
119 Westmount (cemetery) - wall GR Allen
120 Le Marais (Mont Pinel, St.O, nr Hydrangea Av) - wall GR Allen
121 St Catherine's X Roads - wall GR Allen
122 Millbrook Sub Office (Benest's) - wall G6R Allen
123 Val de la Mare (Route du Moulin, St.O) - wall GR Allen
124 Rouen (Boulivot de Bas, St.S) - wall GR Allen
125 Quaisne (Ouaisne, nr pub) - wall GR Allen
126 Bonne Nuit (nr bus stop) - wall GR Allen
127 Plat Douet Road (nr shop) - pillar(square) Royal Mail!
128 Landscape Grove (Mt Cochon) - wall GR Allen
129 FB Fields (car park, inner rd) - wall E7R Allen
130 Airport (Arrivals Hall)
132 Victoria Village - wall G6R Allen
133 Le Douet (Le Catelet, St.J) - wall G6R Allen
134 Mont Mado - wall G6R Allen
135 Mont Au Pretre (Route du Petit Clos, ex Raleigh Hotel) - wall(lamp) GR (maker?)
136 Bellozanne Valley (St.Andrews) - wall G6R Allen
138 Constancia Lodge (St.C inner rd nr Pont.Lane) - wall E2R Carron
139 Harve des Pas (sic - Havre) - wall G6R Allen
140 Cheapside Sub Office (nr pub) - wall G6R Allen
141 Eden Chapel (Grande Rte de St.Martin) - wall E2R Carron
142 Petite Route des Mielles (Pont Marq.) - wall G6R Allen
143 St Martin's Arsenal - wall G6R Allen
144 Elizabeth Place (Parade) - pillar E2R
146 Mont Fondan (Mont a la Brune) - wall E2R Carron
147 Five Mile Road (Les Laveurs, J Pearl) - wall E2R Allen
148 Elizabeth Avenue (Route Orange) - wall E2R Allen
149 Route des Genets (nr Mont N school) - wall E2R Carron
150 Anne Port (nr Jeffrey's Leap) - wall E2R Allen
151 Route des Landes (St.Ouen) - wall E2R Carron
152 Quennevais Parade - K Pillar
153 Tower Road (hill) - wall E2R Allen
154 St Johns Sub Office (village) - wall(large) VR (maker?)
156 Elizabeth Terminal - wall VR Allen
157 Marett Road (nr Roseville St) - wall GR McDowall
158 Boulevard Avenue (nr shops by Hansford Lane) - wall E2R Allen
160 Spar (Samares) - K Pillar
164 Grand Vaux (2) (shops) - pillar E2R
165 La Pulente - wall E2R Allen
167 Caledonia Place (nr Museum) - pillar E2R
170 General Hospital reception - old pillar E2R
171 Quennevais Park - pillar E2R
172 Albert Quay (terminal) - lamp(stand) E2R (maker?)
175 Grouville Filling Station (Rue a Don) - K Pillar
179 Central Market Sub Office - pillar(hex) VR(cipher) "Penfold"
180 Glacis Field (South Hill) - wall E2R Carron
181 Broad Street (1) - wall(large) E2R Carron
182 La Sergente (top of hill, La Pulente) - wall GR(small) Allen
183 Le Squez Sub Office (supermarket) - wall GR Allen
184 Le Couvent (nr Gospel Hall, Rte de Mt Cochon) - wall E2R Carron
190 A Airport (Departure Hall) - pillar(square/large) anon
191 Jersey Zoo - wall GR Allen
192 St Aubin Parish Hall - K Pillar
193 Princess Place (estate entrance) - wall E2R Carron
- CoOp Don St - wooden box
- De Gruchy cards section - wooden box
I note that with a run of numbers going as far as 193, and 25 unused numbers, the total number of boxes in service is 168 - a little fewer than they claim!
Spring 2013 - a pillar box has appeared at Castle Quay, over the road from the car-park gardens. No number seen yet.
2013 - Boxes to go!
This summer around 50 boxes are to be taken out of service due to lack of use. Seems a shame that they can't be kept, even with less frequent collections?
Here is a list of those we are about to lose, in the format : Box-no Box-name : nearest alternative
Week Commencing 22nd July
41 Greve de Lecq : Leoville (Streetview)
123 Val de la Mare (Bethesda, Route du Moulin) : Jersey Pearl (Streetview)
104 High Street (St.Aubin) : St Brelade's Parish Hall (Streetview)
125 Ouaisne (Smuggler's) : Route de Noirmont (Streetview)
113 Corbiere : La Sergente (Streetview)
121 St Catherine (X roads) : Faldouet (Streetview)
135 Mont Au Pretre (Route du Petit Clos) : Augres (Streetview)
126 Bonne Nuit : Mont Mado (Streetview)
47 Bel Royal : Millbrook (Benest's) (Streetview)
38 Longueville Court (nr Grv. Hill) : Rue des Pres HQ (Streetview)
111 Pied de la Rue (Mt Ube) : St Clement's Church (Streetview)
12 Mont Pinel (nr Duoro Terrace) : Roseville Street (Streetview)
172 Albert Quay terminal : Castle Quay or Elizabeth Terminal
53 Mont Cochon (Newfield nr Fern Val) : Landscape Grove (Streetview)
Week Commencing 19th August
77 Le Rondin (down hill to G de L) : St Mary's Church (Streetview)
54 Les Hureaux (nr Amaizin Maze) : St Ouen's Sub Office (Streetview)
120 Le Marais (Hydrangea Ave) : St Ouen's Church (Streetview)
58 L'Etacq : Five Mile Road (Jersey Pearl) (Streetview)
117 Vinchelez : St George's Church (Streetview)
74 Beaumont Village (by Cannon) : Beaumont Sub Office (Streetview)
56 St Aubin Sub Office : St Brelade's Parish Hall (Streetview)
97 Mont Au Roux (corner Rue du Bocage) : La Frontiere / St Brelade's Parish Hall (Streetview)
148 Elizabeth Avenue (Route Orange) : new box location (Streetview) 49 Ravencliffe (nr Woodbine Corner) : St Brelade's Parish Hall (Streetview)
92 St Brelade's Bay : new box location (Streetview)
165 La Pulente : La Sergente / La Moye (Streetview)
146 Mont Fondan : La Sergente / La Moye (Streetview)
130 Airport (Arrivals Hall) : Airport Departure Hall
23 Mont Gras D'Eau (St.B Bay, nr tower) : new box location(Streetview)
95 St Cyr (Les Chenolles, St.John) : Sion / St John's Village (Streetview)
19 Living Legend : Pierre de Bessiere (Streetview)
43 Pierson Road (nr Grand Hotel) : Cheapside (Streetview)
48 New St John's Road (nr Roussel St) : Cheapside (Streetview)
Week Commencing 23rd Sept 124 Rouen (Boulivot de Bas, St.S) : Eden Chapel / Maufant Village (Streetview)
69 Les Landes (hill nr Archirondel) : Faldouet (Streetview)
20 Greencliffe (Rue de Fliquet) : Rozel Mill / Rozel Harbour (Streetview)
143 St Martin's Arsenal : Durrell (Streetview)
110 La Hougue Avenue (Mont a L'Abbe) : Sion Village / Chestnut Farm (Streetview)
61 Haute Croix (opp car park exit) : new box location (Streetview)
112 Grouville Arsenal : Postal HQ (Rue des Pres) / Grouville Church (Streetview)
83 Faldouet (Croix Messervy) : new box location (Streetview)
31 Gorey Hill : Gorey Village (Sub Office) / Gorey Pier (Streetview)
150 Anne Port : new box location (Streetview)
57 Gorey Village (Rue Horman end) : Gorey Village (Sub Office) (Streetview)
76 La Rocque Chapel : La Rocque / Grouville Filling station (Streetview)
27 Le Bourg : Pontac Sub Office (Streetview)
70 Pontac (slipway nr Le Hocq) : Pontac Sub Office (Streetview)
138 Constancia Lodge (nr Pont.Lane & Le Rocquier) : St Cl Church / Le Hocq (Streetview)
139 Havre des Pas (nr Ommaroo) : Marrett Rd / Roseville St (Streetview)
37 Green Street (nr La Coll. flats) : Marrett Rd / Roseville St (Streetview)
13 Rouge Bouillon (nr La Pouquelaye) : Val Plaisant Sub office(Streetview)
My pics? What can I say... but that there are two types of photographers : artists and recordists. I'm a recordist - for me it's a technical challenge to try to capture what the eye sees, rather than what the imagination sees. I'm no artist.
My camera is good enough for the web, I'm not interested in spending a fortune on DSLR and lenses, mucking about in pic editors, filters and all that malarkey.
I'm also driven to share, publish, and show things to people when they're interested in specific things - like island scenery. If I was into art, I'd despair at just how much there is out there already, and how difficult it would be to find an audience because no-one has time to wade through billions of pretty pictures.
If you want to see what Jersey looks like, then hang around here and I'll do my best to show you. Thanks!