Explosion at the Castle
In the 1740s Philip Saumarez joined Commodore Anson in pursuit of Spanish treasure. A story of ill-manned ships, disease, determination and, eventually, triumph.
An enthusiastic Air Cadet tells new recruits to 201 Squadron RAF
the story of Rex Warneford, who won the VC in 1915 as the first man to destroy a Zeppelin.
1204 and all that!
15 years after the fateful explosion of 1672, the sisters of
Lord Hatton, Governor of Guernsey, return to the Castle
and remember that dreadful night.
An acquaintance of M. Hugo enlists the help of some of the audience to describe Hugo's new book Toilers of the Sea.
Life under siege in Castle Cornet during the English Civil War 1643-1651. John Plunkett recalls his life as a soldier garrisoned in the Castle.
The extraordinary story of General John Lambert, deputy to Oliver Cromwell, who was imprisoned in Castle Cornet by Charles II from 1661 to 1670.
Three important prisoners have escaped from besieged Castle Cornet. Is the gaoler guilty of neglect? Or treason? You hear the evidence presented by the Royalist Governor, and decide.
1885 - Sir Edgar McCulloch, Bailiff of Guernsey, gathers material for his book on Guernsey Legends - with the help of his housekeeper Ruth Du Pont.
1832... rich or poor, no-one was safe from this deadly disease. Gravedigger Samuel Boucher relives the three weeks of terror with the help of several ladies of his acquaintance.
Amice de Carteret, Bailiff of Guernsey in the 1600s: powerful, ruthless and the scourge of witches.
A Letter of Marque gave seamen a legitimate claim on the bounty from captured enemy ships. Pirate Black Jack thinks this is one for him!
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A-Gardening with Lambert
Victory in the Baltic
This House is Occupied
The story behind G.U.N.S., the Guernsey Underground News
Service, told by Allan Harris. Allan has a direct connection to one of those Guernsey men and women who took great risks to make sure islanders heard the truth about the progress of the war.
A tale of competition, heroism and tragedy when the L&SWR's steamship Stella is shipwrecked on a voyage to Guernsey in 1899.
Monsieur Victor Hugo
Mary's childhood memories of the Occupation are brought back
as she reads her mother's diaries from those years.
Full Steam Ahead
Alf, a militiaman who served under Sir Isaac Brock, tells Nellie the barmaid about Brock's rise from Captain to Major-General and the Battle of Queenston Heights when Brock became the Hero of Canada.
All Hands on Deck
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Letter of Marque
Burnt at the Stake
Lady Margaret - Tudor Lady
Hero of Canada
Something for the younger audience: Captain Greybeard is a pirate of the old school - who is brave enough to join his crew?
Neglect - or Treason?
Admiral James Saumarez commands the Royal Navy's Baltic Fleet in 1810 and prevents Napoleon from gaining control of the Baltic.
In 1573 Lady Margaret comes to Castle Cornet to be a lady
companion to the Governor's wife. She shares her experiences
while working on her blackwork embroidery.
Naval muster books rarely mention the women who served under captains such as Nelson and Saumarez. The life of a seaman was not all it seemed!
The elegant balls of the Regency period made dancing an integral part of the social scene. Enjoy the spectacle - and maybe try it for yourself!
Captain Greybeard the Pirate
After King John loses Normandy, Eustace the renegade monk
tries to seize Guernsey but is thwarted by a brave volunteer
from the audience!
Recorded in Foxe's Book of Martyrs, this is the tragic tale of three
Guernsey women from the Cauches family who were tried and
convicted of heresy in 1556. This play is performed in promenade
in Town on 17th and 27th July.
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