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Guernsey

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Category: Environment (300)

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Countries: United Kingdom (51%), France (6%), England (5%)

Main connections: Jersey, Aurigny Air Services, JT Group Limited

Linked to: Elizabeth College, Guernsey Football Association, Policy and Resources Committee of Guernsey, Sure

 

Timeline


 

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1179

First mentioned in 1179, there is a list of Jurats who have served since 1299 add something


1204

In 1204, when King John lost the continental portion of the Duchy to Philip II of France, the islands remained part of the kingdom of England add something


1259

The islands were recognised by the 1259 Treaty of Paris as part of Henry III's territories add something


1305

Hervey de Stanton - In the parliament of September 1305 he was a receiver of petitions from Ireland and Guernsey, and on 20 April 1306 was appointed one of the judges of the common pleas


1331

The !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) Militia was first mentioned as operational in 1331 and would help defend the island for a further 600 years add something


1338

Hundred Years War - This intensified during the Hundred Years War, when, starting in 1339, the island was occupied by the Capetians on several occasions add something


1372

In 1372, the island was invaded by Aragonese mercenaries under the command of Owain Lawgoch , who was in the pay of the French king add something


1483

As part of the peace between England and France, Pope Sixtus IV issued in 1483 a Papal bull granting the "Privilege of Neutrality", by which the Islands, their harbours and seas, as far as the eye can see, were considered neutral territory add something


1548

A Royal Charter in 1548 confirmed the neutrality add something


1549

The French attempted to invade Jersey a year later in 1549 but were defeated by the militia add something


1645

Edmund Andros - It is possible that he fled Guernsey with his mother in 1645


1651

Edmund Andros - English Civil War - Although it has been claimed that Andros was present at the surrender in 1651 of Guernsey's Castle Cornet, the last royalist stronghold to surrender in the English Civil War, there is no firm evidence to support this


1674

Edmund Andros - After his father died in 1674, Andros was named to succeed as bailiff of Guernsey


1686

John Vanbrugh - Even so in August 1686 he left this position when the regiment was ordered to help garrison Guernsey


1698

Edmund Andros - Andros was recalled to England from Virginia in 1698, and resumed the title of bailiff of Guernsey


1704

Edmund Andros - In 1704 Queen Anne named him lieutenant governor of Guernsey, a post he held until 1708


1774

Paul Revere - In 1774, his cousin John on the island of Guernsey wrote to Paul that John had seen reports of Paul's role as an "express" in London newspapers


1789

John Le Marchant (British Army cavalry officer) - He married, on 29 October 1789, Mary daughter of John Carey of Guernsey


1794

George Murray (Royal Navy officer) - He was present at the Action of 23 April 1794 off Guernsey, where Warren's four frigates fought an engagement with three French frigates and a corvette, capturing two frigates and the corvette


1803

John Graham (British Army officer) - After three years on Guernsey with his regiment, Graham was sent to Ireland in 1803 and became assistant quartermaster-general


1806

Le Braye du Valle was drained and reclaimed in 1806 by the British Government as a defence measure add something


1810

By the beginning of the 18th century, !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands)'s residents were starting to settle in North America, in particular founding Guernsey County in Ohio in 1810 add something


1834

Guernsey has been a tourist destination since at least the Victorian days, with the first tourist guide published in 1834 add something


1835

The post was created in 1835 as a result of the abolition of the office of Governor add something


1851

Ferdinand Brock Tupper - He went on to publish "Chronicles of Castle Cornet with details of its nine years siege during the civil wars, and frequent notices of the Channel Islands" in 1851 and "History of Guernsey and its Bailiwick; with occasional notices of Jersey" in 1854


1853

The oldest pillar box still in use in the British Isles can be found in Union Street, St Peter Port and dates back to 1853 add something


1858

JT Group Limited - The only communications off-island were via telegraph cables from 1858, when the Channel Island Telegraph Company opened the first telegraph cable to the Isle of Portland via Guernsey and Alderney, up until 1931


1866

In 1866, he published a novel set on !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands), "Travailleurs de la Mer" , which he dedicated to the island add something


1870

Victor Hugo - After the Siege of Paris , Hugo lived again in Guernsey from 1872-73 before finally returning to France for the remainder of his life


1879

It replaced an earlier transport system which was worked by steam, the !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) Steam Tramway, which had operated from 6 June 1879 with six locomotives add something


1883

The French impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir visited the island in late summer 1883 add something

 

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - In 1883, he spent the summer in Guernsey, creating fifteen paintings in little over a month.


1890

This was halted with the sinking of the SS "Stella" in 1899 add something


1892

The !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) Railway, effectively an electric tramway, began working on 20 February 1892 and was abandoned on 9 June 1934 add something


1897

Guernsey Press and Star - The "Guernsey Evening Press" was first published in 1897


1902

Arthur Maurice Hocart - After attending school at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Hocart matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford in 1902


1903

Henry Watson Fowler moved to !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) in 1903 add something

 

Henry Watson Fowler - In 1903, he moved to the island of Guernsey, where he worked with his brother Francis George Fowler


1912

Sure (company) - Guernsey, together with Kingston-upon-Hull , was outside of the telecommunications monopoly which was created in the British Isles in 1912 by the General Post Office following its purchase of the National Telephone Company Limited


1916

Of these, about 1,000 served in the Royal !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) Light Infantry regiment formed from the Royal Guernsey Militia in 1916 add something


1932

The Corbet Football Field, donated by Jurat Wilfred Corbet OBE in 1932, has fostered the sport greatly over the years add something


1935

Michael Lonsdale - Lonsdale was born in Paris and raised by a French mother and an English father, initially on the island of Guernsey, in London in 1935, and later during the Second World War in Casablanca, Morocco


1936

JT Group Limited - By 1936 five circuits were available between the islands and six circuits from Guernsey to the UK, three being provided by high frequency wireless circuits, at the time the longest distance circuits in use anywhere


1939

JT Group Limited - A new submarine cable from Dartmouth to Jersey via Guernsey was laid by the GPO in the summer of 1939 this provided 12 multiplexed channels which were shared with Guernsey in addition to the wireless circuits


1940

During the late 1940s the island repaired the damage caused to its buildings during the occupation add something

 

Second World War - From 30 June 1940, during the Second World War, the Channel Islands were occupied by German troops add something


1945

The island was liberated on 9 May 1945, now celebrated as Liberation Day across both !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) and Jersey add something


1948

Billy Spurdle - Spurdle began his career at Oldham Athletic in March 1948, having moved to Oldham from his native Guernsey during World War II to escape Nazi Germany's occupation of the Channel Islands


1960

Banks began setting up operations in the island from the early 1960s onwards in order to avoid high onshore taxes and restrictive regulation add something

 

Since the 1960s the number of individual islanders raising these cattle for private supply has diminished significantly, !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) steers can still be occasionally seen grazing on L'Ancresse common add something

 

Eric Spear - For a short time in the 1960s, Spear lived in Guernsey

 

Ronnie Ronalde - He first settled on the island of Guernsey in the 1960s, being attracted to it after a performance there


1968

Aurigny Air Services - Aurigny Air Services was founded by Sir Derrick Bailey and started operations on 1 March 1968 after British United Airways withdrew the Alderney to Guernsey route


1969

Isaac Brock - In 1969, the Guernsey Post Office issued postage stamps to commemorate his life and achievements


1970

Finance businesses grew in the 1970s and expanded in the next two decades and are important employers add something

 

Guernsey has participated as a country in its own right in Commonwealth Games since 1970 add something

 

The latter particularly decline as a result of the oil price shocks of the 1970s and the introduction of cheap North Sea gas that benefited Dutch growers add something

 

The tomato industry started up again and thrived until the 1970s when it hit a sharp, terminal decline add something


1971

Until the early 20th-century French was the only official language of the Bailiwick, and all deeds for the sale and purchase of real estate in !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) were written in French until 1971 add something


1973

Dennis Price - Price died of heart failure complicated by a hip fracture in Guernsey at age 58 in 1973


1974

Richard LeParmentier - Although born in the United States, his parents are from the isle of Guernsey and Ireland, and he moved to the United Kingdom in 1974


1975

Roger Hargreaves - Between 1975 and 1982 Hargreaves lived with his family in Guernsey


1978

Norman Wood (golfer) - Back problems forced Wood to become a club professional and he worked at Sandy Lane in Barbados from 1978 and the Royal Guernsey Golf Club for many years from 1982 onwards


1981

Guernseyman G. B. Edwards wrote a critically acclaimed novel, "The Book of Ebenezer Le Page" that was published in 1981, including insights into !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) life during the 20th century add something


1982

Its first medals came in 1982 with its first gold in 1990 add something

 

Ferdinand Brock Tupper - The latter remained the definitive reference work on the history of Guernsey until the publication of "History of the Bailiwick of Guernsey" by James Marr in 1982


1983

Pierre-Auguste Renoir - These paintings were the subject of a set of commemorative postage stamps issued by the Bailiwick of Guernsey in 1983


1984

Mary Perkins - Mary and Doug Perkins established Specsavers in Guernsey in 1984

 

Specsavers - The group was launched in 1984 by husband and wife team Doug Perkins and Mary Perkins on the island of Guernsey in the English Channel and at the end of 2007 the group had over 1,390 stores with 26,000 employees


1986

Adam and Company - In 1986, Adam and Company acquired London-based Continental Trust Limited; and later established an international arm in Guernsey


1987

Guernsey participates in the biennial Island Games, which it hosted in 1987 and 2003 at Footes Lane add something


1991

Stuart Turner (engineer) - In 1991, "'Stuart Models"' underwent a change of ownership with the production and sales departments moving to Guernsey


1993

Aurigny Air Services - In 1993, Aurigny won a contract to carry mail between the Channel Islands and the UK and in 1999 it began daily services from Guernsey to London Stansted Airport and Amsterdam Airport operated by Saab 340 aircraft


1995

First Active - In 1995 a deposit taking subsidiary commenced business in Guernsey, Channel Islands


1997

Ronnie Hazlehurst - Hazlehurst moved from Hendon, North London, to Guernsey in about 1997


1998

In 1998, !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) and Jersey jointly formed the Channel Islands Electricity Grid to operate and manage the submarine cables between Europe and the Channel Islands add something

 

Tindle Radio Group - Sir Ray Tindle acquired Island FM in Guernsey in February 1998, and the station became the first building block in what is now the Tindle Radio Group, which owns and manages a small number of radio stations


1999

Guernsey Press and Star - The paper was published by The Guernsey Press Company until 1999 when the company merged with Guiton, publishers of the "Jersey Evening Post"


2000

JT Group Limited - In 2000 the Jersey Electricity Company installed a second submarine electricity supply cable to Surville in France and from Jersey to the Guernsey Electricity Company at Barkers Quarry forming the Channel Islands Electric Grid

 

Stanley Gibbons - Since around 2000 the company has actively offered stamps as investments and has set up a special office in Guernsey for this activity

 

Aurigny Air Services - Ownership of the airline passed from Aurigny Aviation Holdings to Close Brothers Private Equity on 23 May 2000, but was wholly acquired by States of Guernsey on 15 May 2003, after British Airways announced that it was to cease flying between London Gatwick and Guernsey


2001

Jack Cater - Sir Jack and Lady Cater returned to Britain, and settled on the British Channel Island of Guernsey in 2001

 

Sure (company) - On 1 October 2001, following a decision by the States of Guernsey to privatise the telecoms industry, operations were transferred from the States of Guernsey Telecommunications Board to a new corporate structure called Guernsey Telecoms Ltd in preparation for privatisation


2002

JT Group Limited - JT Group has operated in the Baliwick of Guernsey since 2002 through the subsidiary company Wave Telecom Limited

 

Newtel Solutions - Newtel entered the Guernsey telecommunications market in 2002 when licensed by the "Office of Utility Regulation" as a communications provider

 

Sure (company) - The international division of Cable & Wireless plc bought Guernsey Telecoms from the States of Guernsey in 2002, rebranding as Sure in July 2007

 

Sure (company) - Four months later on 30 September 2002, the company was rebranded as Cable and Wireless Guernsey, and following the expansion into Jersey and the Isle of Man, it was re-branded as Sure

 

JT Group Limited - In December 2002 JT was granted licences by the Office of Utility Regulation to operate fixed and mobile telecommunications services to, from and within the Bailiwick of Guernsey and was known as "'Wave Telecom"'

 

JT Group Limited - On 1 December 2002, the States of Jersey Telecommunications Board announced the launch of Wave Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary operating under a Class II licence from the Guernsey Telecommunications Regulator the Office of Utility Regulation as a new telecommunications provider in the Bailiwick of Guernsey


2003

JT Group Limited - The JCRA has actively promoted competition in Jersey granting a Class II licence to Newtel Solutions in January 2003 which provides cable television services in Jersey and data services such as leased lines and ISP services in both Jersey and Guernsey for the business and residential markets

 

The decision to purchase the airline was made to protect important air links to and from the island and the sale was completed on 15 May 2003 add something


2004

The racecourse on L'Ancresse Common was re-established in 2004 after a gap of 13 years, with the first new race occurring on 2 May 2005 add something

 

Butterfield Bank - In 2004, the bank acquired City of London merchant bank Leopold Joseph, This purchase included Leopold Joseph Guernsey Limited


2005

Guernsey was declared an affiliate member by the International Cricket Council in 2005 and an associate member in 2008 add something

 

In addition, the 2005, 2006 and 2007 World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx is a Guernseyman add something


2006

Guernsey enters Britain in Bloom with St Martin Parish winning the small town category twice in 2006 and 2011, Saint Peter Port winning the large coastal category in 2014 and St Peter's winning the small coastal prize in 2015 add something

 

Stuff Your Rucksack - The Foundation is registered in Guernsey and was established in 2006 by British television presenter Kate Humble

 

Moonpig - The company was initially based in Chelsea, but moved to Guernsey in 2006, maintaining a small office in London to deal with marketing and IT software

 

Jack Cater - He died in Guernsey in 14 April 2006, aged 84

 

Aurigny Air Services - In June 2006, a survey by market researchers islandopinion.com showed that Aurigny is the most popular airline which served Guernsey

 

JT Group Limited - In November 2006 JT announced that it was to install a new high capacity optical submarine cable from Dartmouth to L'Ancresse Bay on the north west tip of Guernsey


2007

In 2007, the Education Department received the approval of the States Assembly to introduce student contributions to the costs of higher education, in the form of student loans, as apply in the UK. However, immediately after the general election of 2008, the States Assembly voted in favour of a Requête which proposed abolishing the student loans scheme on the grounds that it was expensive to run and would potentially discourage students from going to, and returning to the island from, university add something

 

Yvan Muller - He finished 2nd in the 2007 WTCC with 81pts, and he lost the title to Guernsey driver Andy Priaulx during the last race in Macau where his SEAT León TDI suffered a fuel pump failure when he was leading the first race with one lap to go, which put him out of race 2 at Macau

 

Specsavers - The co-founder of Specsavers, Mary Perkins, was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2007 in recognition of her services to business and the community in Guernsey

 

Bharti Airtel - On 1 May 2007, Jersey Airtel and Guernsey Airtel, both wholly owned subsidiaries of the Bharti Group, announced they would launch mobile services in the British Crown Dependency islands of Jersey and Guernsey under the brand name Airtel-Vodafone after signing an agreement with Vodafone

 

Airtel-Vodafone - Airtel-Vodafone was first launched in Jersey in June 2007 and expanded operations to Guernsey in March 2008

 

Aurigny Air Services - On 21 June 2007, Aurigny got permission from its sole shareholder, the States of Guernsey, to raise a private loan to purchase two new ATR 72-500 aircraft which entered service in March 2009

 

Condor Ferries - "HD1" later had its wave height limit reduced from 2,5 metres to 2m and on 19 August 2007 the company had its ramp permit for Jersey and Guernsey withdrawn, preventing the company from operating

 

Ronnie Hazlehurst - On 27 September 2007 he suffered a stroke and, having never regained consciousness, died on 1 October in Princess Elizabeth Hospital, St Martin, Guernsey


2008

In 2008, the school leaving age was raised so the earliest date is the last Friday in June in the year a pupil turns 16, in line with England, Wales and Northern Ireland add something

 

Since 2008, !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) has operated three levels of corporation tax, depending on the source of the income add something

 

Carlyle Group - On March 16, 2008, Carlyle Capital announced that its Class A Shareholders had voted unanimously in favor of the Corporation filing a petition under Part XVI, Sec. 96, of the Companies Law of Guernsey for a "compulsory winding up proceeding" to permit all its remaining assets to be liquidated by a court appointed liquidator

 

In September 2008, a blue plaque was affixed to the house on the Braye Road where Edwards was raised add something

 

The construction of St Sampsons High was completed summer 2008 and admitted its first pupils in September 2008 add something

 

Gerald Basil Edwards - In September 2008 Guernsey's first Blue Plaque was affixed to his father's house on the island


2009

In 2009 the telephone boxes at the bus station were painted yellow just like they used to be when !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) Telecoms was state-owned add something

 

Christian Cardell Corbet - In 2009, Corbet sculpted and painted a portrait of Guernsey poet and painter Denys Corbet

 

Christian Cardell Corbet - In 2009, Corbet was the first Canadian Judge at the Annual Bonny Baby Competition in the Vale Parish, Guernsey, Channel Islands

 

Aurigny Air Services - March 2009 saw Aurigny announce that it was to operate a Jersey and London Stansted route, whilst restarting the Guernsey and East Midlands link

 

Tara Blaise - Blaise is part of the cast of the long-running touring play "Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners" produced by Marc Sinden and in April 2009 performed it at the Holder's Season, Barbados and in July 2010 in Guernsey, Channel Islands

 

Christian Cardell Corbet - In July 2009, Corbet buried his paternal grandparents ashes in the family plot in Guernsey, Channel Islands

 

Christian Cardell Corbet - In July 2009, Corbet had a solo exhibition at the Priaulx Library where the Bailiff of Guernsey, Channel Islands, Sir Geoffrey Rowland, unveiled a portrait of himself painted by Corbet


2010

Newtel was the first alternative telecommunications company on the island and was acquired by Wave Telecom in 2010 and subsequently rebranded as Jersey Telecom add something

 

Blue Islands - In 2010, the airline added an ATR 42-320 to its fleet, and it emerged in July 2010 that Blue Islands had launched a bid with the States of Guernsey to buy its competitor, Aurigny Air Services

 

Aurigny Air Services - It was revealed in July 2010 that Blue Islands was planning to buy Aurigny, and was undergoing a due diligence process with Treasury and Resources department of the States of Guernsey

 

Northern Rock - The Guernsey business was shut down on 2 September 2010

 

Blue Islands - The failure of the deal was announced on 14 September 2010, amidst doubts over the security of Guernsey's slots at Gatwick Airport


2011

In the 2011 Budget, the UK announced that it would be ending Low Value Consignment Relief that was being used to sell goods VAT free to customers across the UK, with this legislation coming into force on 1 April 2012 add something

 

Michael Pedersen - Later in 2011, he captained Denmark in the European T20 Championship Division One which was held in Jersey and Guernsey, which Denmark won to qualify for the World Twenty20 Qualifier in the United Arab Emirates

 

Chris O'Dowd - O'Dowd proposed to Dawn Porter on St Stephen's Day 2011 in Guernsey


2012

In 2012, the Education Department reported to the States Assembly that it had no need to re-examine the basis of higher education funding at the present time add something

 

Lee Merrien - In his final race prior to the 2012 Games, he won a half Marathon on Guernsey in June, eight and a half minutes ahead of the second placed athlete

 

Saint Peter Port - In the Guernsey general election, 2012 in:

 

Jenson Button - Like many Formula One drivers, Button resides in the principality of Monaco, although he did live in Guernsey for 18 months before returning to Monaco in 2012

 

Adam and Company - The Adam International business in Guernsey closed its doors in 2012

 

Guernsey became division champions comfortably on 24 March 2012, they won the Combined Counties Premier Challenge Cup on 4 May 2012 add something


2013

Guernsey Telecoms, which provided telecommunications, was sold by the States to Cable & Wireless plc, rebranded as Sure and was sold to Batelco in April 2013 add something

 

Blue Islands - A further $ATR_42-320 (ATR_42) entered service in July 2013 and in December 2013 a $ATR_72-500 (ATR_72) entered the fleet dedicated to the Guernsey Airport - Southampton Airport service


2014

Guernsey's Church of England parishes fall under the See of Canterbury, having split from the Bishopric of Winchester in 2014 add something


2015

The Bailiwick ranked 10th in the world in 2015 with an average life expectancy of 82,47 years add something

 

Condor Ferries - The HSC Condor Liberation entered service between Poole and the Channel Islands on Friday 27 March 2015, but on Saturday 28 March 2015 was taken out of service after she hit the quayside in Guernsey, after being struck by high winds which required attention in Poole

 

Condor Ferries - Notably, an incident on the 18th May 2015 prompted in excess of 50 reports of 'corkscrewing' in an estimated 2m wave height on an evening sailing from Guernsey to Poole

 

Condor Ferries - On 18 September 2015 Senator Farnham and Deputy Kevin Stewart, chairman of Guernsey's External Transport Group called for an urgent review of the service level agreement between the States and Condor

 

The island issued a 30-year bond in December 2015 for £330m, its first bond in 80 years add something

 

Aurigny Air Services - In December 2015, Aurigny announced it's new services from Guernsey will be to Leeds Bradford, which would start on 27th May 2016 and to Norwich would start on 14th May 2016, using it's ATR 72 and 42 aircraft


2016

In 2016, the States of !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) voted to end the use of the 11-plus exams from 2019 onwards add something

 

Since 2016 the incumbent has been Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder KBE, CB, replacing his predecessor, Air Marshal Peter Walker, who had died in post add something

 

Saint Peter Port - In the Guernsey general election, 2016 in:

 

Flybe - On 11th January 2016, Flybe announced its third franchise deal with the Guernsey based airline, Blue Islands

 

Aurigny Air Services - On 10 February 2016, Aurigny announced that it would operate a seasonal service from Guernsey to Barcelona, which operate from 23 July to 13 August 2016

 

In March 2016 there were over 32,291 people employed in !Guernsey (Category:British_Islands) with 4,864 being self-employed add something

 

Total island investment funds, used to fund pensions and future island costs, amount to £2,7billion as at June 2016 add something

 

Aurigny Air Services - In February 2016, Aurigny announced that it would operate a summer seasonal service from Guernsey to Barcelona, to be operated by its Embraer 195 over four weekends from 23 July to 13 August 2016

 

Blue Islands - In November 2016, one of Blue Islands' ATR 72's was damaged by Storm Angus whilst parked at Guernsey Airport


2017

JT Group Limited - In 2017, they continued supporting music in the Channel Islands, sponsoring House Events, a Guernsey based events company who brought to the CI events such as House on Herm, Rock on Herm and Sunset on Herm

 

Blue Islands - The airline applied for a licence to operate a service between Guernsey Airport and Cardiff Airport, which will begin Summer 2017, and be operated with an ATR 72

 

Aurigny Air Services - Additionally, it applied to operate a summer seasonal service between Guernsey and London Luton from March 2017

 

Blue Islands - The airline applied for a licence to operate a service between Guernsey Airport and Cardiff Airport, which will began in May 2017

 

Blue Islands - In December 2017, Blue Islands sued Guernsey's Transport Licensing Authority over what it described as "inaction" over Waves


2019

As from 1st Jan 2019, these tax caps have increased to £130,000 and £260,000 respectively add something