The Jersey Railway was opened in 1870 and was originally a standard gauge railway, 3+3⁄4 miles (6.0 km) long, in Jersey in the Channel Islands. Converted to narrow gauge in 1884 and extended giving a length of 7+3⁄4 miles (12.5 km), the line closed in 1936. It is not to be confused with the Jersey Eastern Railway.
The States Assembly (French: Assemblée des États; Jèrriais: Êtats d'Jèrri) is the parliament of Jersey, formed of the island's 37 deputies and the Connétable of each of the twelve parishes.
The Minquiers (Les Minquiers; in Jèrriais: Les Mîntchièrs pronunciation ; known as "the Minkies" in local English) are a group of islands and rocks, about 15 km (9.3 mi) south of Jersey. The Minquiers forms part of the Bailiwick of Jersey. They are administratively part of the Parish of Grouville, and of its Vingtaine La Rocque.
Les Pierres de Lecq (Jèrriais: Les Pièrres dé Lé) or the Paternosters are a group of uninhabitable rocks or a reef in the Bailiwick of Jersey between Jersey and Sark, 6 km (3.7 mi) north of Grève de Lecq in Saint Mary, and 22.4 km (13.9 mi) west of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy. Only three or four of the rocks remain visible at high tide: L'Êtaîthe (the eastern one), La Grôsse (the big one) and La Vouêtaîthe (the western one). The area has one of the greatest tidal ranges in the world, sometimes being as much as 12 m (40 ft).
Living Legend was a tourist attraction in Jersey, consisting of a show detailing Jersey's history, an "adventure golf" course and a craft and shopping village. It did not re-open for the 2016 season after 24 years of operation.
The Minquiers and Ecréhous are two groups of islands and rocks forming part of the Bailiwick of Jersey, Channel Islands. They are respectively the most southerly and northerly land territories of the Bailiwick. The islands have no permanent inhabitants.
Victoria Avenue (classified as the A2) is a major road in Jersey, connecting the capital St Helier to Bel Royal in St Lawrence, also providing access to the western part of the A1 for non-bus traffic, due to a bus gate that prevents traffic from the A1 continuing on the A1.
St. Peter (currently known as Stade Santander International for sponsorship reasons) is a Rugby ground in Saint Peter, Jersey and is home to Jersey Reds, who have played in the RFU Championship, the second level of the Rugby Football Union's league pyramid, since 2012–13. The ground is located within walking distance of Jersey Airport. The ground also hosts Jersey's Siam Cup games against Guernsey every 2 years.
The 1947 St Helier Circuit was a 5.149 km (3.199 m) Grand Prix road course in the town of Saint Helier, the capital of Jersey which is the largest of the North Sea Channel Islands (English Channel), hosting four consecutive Grand Prix events (official name: J.C.C. Jersey Road Race) from 1947 to 1950, the last one a Formula One non-championship round. The circuit length remained largely the same over its four editions except for small variances within 100 meters. British entries with Peter Whitehead, Reg Parnell, Raymond Mays, Peter Walker, Cuth Harrison, Leslie Johnson and David Hampshire among many others dominated the series, winning all events over many top drivers of the era.
Le Couperon guardhouse is a historic building in the parish of Saint Martin, Jersey. It stands a few metres from Le Couperon dolmen. The guardhouse was built in 1689 of local stone, with brick lintels. It supported a battery on the headland above as a magazine and shelter for the members of the Jersey militia that served the battery. The battery commanded Rozel Bay and by 1812 consisted of two 24-pounder muzzle-loading guns that fired over a low wall, which has long disappeared.
Quetivel Mill is a working watermill in Saint Peter, Jersey. Its history can be traced to 1309 and the current building dates from the 18th century. It is situated near to the Jersey War Tunnels and upstream from Tesson Mill. Quetivel and Tesson are both in the care of the National Trust for Jersey.
The Battle of Jersey took place on 6 January 1781 when French forces during the American Revolutionary War unsuccessfully invaded the British-ruled island of Jersey to remove the threat it posed to French and American shipping. Jersey provided a base for British privateers, and France was engaged in the war as an ally of the newly created United States.
Millbrook railway station was an intermediate stop on the Jersey Railway, a mixed passenger and freight railway line on Jersey in the Channel Islands.
St. Martin F.C. is a football club based on the Channel Island of Jersey. They are affiliated to the Jersey Football Association and play in the Jersey Football Combination Championship.
Sechsschartenturm, heavy MG bunker, La Mare Mill, or 4-S WaKoFest, Wn La Mare Mill, consists of a sechsschartenturm (English: six-loophole turret) and a personnel bunker. The Organisation Todt built it to an Atlantic Wall standard on a commanding position near the demolished La Mare Mill during the Occupation of Jersey.
The Sacred Heart Church is the name given to a religious building affiliated with the Catholic Church which is located in the town of St. Aubin in the Ballwick of Jersey, part of the Channel Islands. The island of Jersey itself is a self-governing parliamentary democracy with its own financial, legal and judicial systems, and the power of self-determination.
Jersey Portuguese F.C. is a football club based on the Channel Island of Jersey. They are affiliated to the Jersey Football Association and play in the Jersey Football Combination Championship. They stopped playing in 2014.
The 1938 Jersey Airport disaster occurred at 10:50am on Friday 4 November 1938 when the Jersey Airways de Havilland D.H.86 airliner St Catherine's Bay (G-ACZN) crashed in the parish of Saint Brélade, 500 yards east of Jersey Airport, killing the pilot and all twelve passengers on board as well as farm hand Edmund Le Cornu, who was working on the ground. In terms of loss of life, it was the worst crash of a rigid aircraft on British territory to date and the second-worst overall crash of a British rigid aircraft after the crash of an Imperial Airways airliner in Belgium in 1933 (in which 15 people died).
La Tour Cârrée, or The Square Tower, on Jersey, is not a tower but rather is a fortified guardhouse and magazine in the style of a blockhouse with loopholes for musketry. It may have been erected in 1778 on the site of a redoubt. The tower supported a battery of three 24-pounder cannons that stood on a paved surface in front of it. Shingle now covers this surface. The tower and battery played a role in the repelling in 1779 of the Prince of Nassau's attempt to land a force at the Franco-Dutch Invasion of Jersey.
Jersey Scottish Football Club is a football club based on the Channel Island of Jersey. They are affiliated to the Jersey Football Association and play in the Jersey Football Combination Premiership. They won the first 2 Combinations but stopped playing, and so St. Paul's F.C. won the rest.
St. Clement S.C. is a football club based on the Channel Island of Jersey. They are affiliated to the Jersey Football Association and play in the Jersey Football Combination Premiership.
St John Ambulance Jersey is a charitable voluntary first aid organisation based in Jersey. It teaches first aid and communication skills to over 16s, alongside recruiting volunteers to provide first aid at events, respond to emergencies and work alongside police. On the 3 April 2020, the Jersey Ambulance Service took command of St John Ambulance, to help coordinate its emergency first aid efforts. The organisation is affiliated with St John Ambulance England, and is heavily managed from their headquarters. In 2019, the charity faced financial troubles after failing to find a sponsor. The chief executive, Barry Marsden, said the organisation could face bankruptcy in 2021. Following the statement, David Le Quesne sponsored the charity and brought its finances to £900,000
The COVID-19 pandemic in the Bailiwick of Jersey is part of an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case in Jersey was confirmed on 10 March 2020 when a person tested positive on the island after returning from Italy.
The 2012 Jersey gas holder fire occurred when fire broke out at a gas holder, owned by Jersey Gas, on Tunnell Street, in Saint Helier, Jersey. The Jersey Fire and Rescue Service brought the fire under-control, and it burnt out during the early hours of 5 July 2012. In the aftermath of the incident Jersey Gas was fined £65,000 by the island's Royal Court and ordered to pay legal costs of £11,000.
Battery Lothringen was a World War II coastal artillery battery in Saint Brélade, Jersey, named after the SMS Lothringen, and constructed by Organisation Todt for the Wehrmacht during the Occupation of the Channel Islands. The first installations were completed in 1941, around the same time as the completion of the nearby Battery Moltke, in St. Ouen.
Grainville Cricket Ground is a cricket ground in Saint Saviour, Jersey. The first recorded match held on the ground came in 1988 when Jersey played the Hampshire Second XI. Jersey have used the ground since then and it has held a number of international tournaments, including matches in the 2008 World Cricket League Division Five which was won by Afghanistan, and more recently the 2010 European Cricket Championship Division One, which Jersey won. The ground also hosted four matches for a combined Channel Islands team when it was permitted to take part in the English Minor counties MCCA Knockout Trophy competition in 2001 and 2002.
Bouley Bay Hill Climb is a hillclimbing event held in Trinity, Jersey, and organised by The Jersey Motor Cycle and Light Car Club. The course on Les Charrières du Boulay was "first used for competition in 1921" and since 1947 has hosted a round (latterly two rounds) of the British Hill Climb Championship. Bouley Bay and Val des Terres hill climb in Guernsey are normally held in July and provide a two-stop tour for UK drivers contesting the series.
A statue of George Carteret stands in Saint Peter, Jersey. A work of the sculptor Laury Dizengremel, it was erected in Saint Peter's Square in 2014, to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of New Jersey by Carteret. The idea for erecting the statue was conceived by John Refault, Constable of Saint Peter, who secured over £36,000 of public funds towards its erection.
Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey. The building is situated in the parish of St Saviour in Jersey. It is also used for ceremonial functions, receptions and meetings with visiting foreign dignitaries and heads of state. It is also the official residence of the Duke of Normandy (currently Queen Elizabeth II) as head of state when staying in Jersey.
Battery Moltke ( Batterie Moltke in German) is an uncompleted World War II former coastal artillery battery in St Ouen in north-west Jersey. It was constructed by Organisation Todt for the Wehrmacht during the occupation of the Channel Islands.
British United Airways Flight 1030X crashed on 14 April 1965 on Jersey in the Channel Islands. Poor visibility and low cloud cover resulted in an aborted landing attempt, leading to a second attempt which ended with the Douglas C-47B hitting the outermost pole of the approach lighting system before crashing into a field and catching fire. The crash killed all 23 passengers and three of the crew on board; a flight attendant was the only survivor of the accident.
Highlands College (Jèrriais: Lé Collège d's Hautes Tèrres) is a further and higher college in Jersey in the Channel Islands. It has 860 full-time and over 4,000 part-time and adult students. Highlands is a Partner College of the University of Plymouth (The University of Plymouth Colleges network), London South Bank University and the University of Sussex. The Principal from September 2019 is Joanne Terry-Marchant, following the successful 5 year tenure of Steve Lewis.
First Tower United F.C. is a football club based on the Channel Island of Jersey. They are affiliated to the Jersey Football Association and play in the Jersey Football Combination Premiership. The club plays in white and blue. They were the second most successful club in the island after Jersey Wanderers, having won the Jersey League 19 times.
The Jersey Eastern Railway was a standard gauge railway that began operations on 6 August 1873 in Jersey. The line closed on 21 June 1929. It is not to be confused with the Jersey Railway.
Jersey Heritage is an independent trust in Jersey which is responsible for the island's major historic sites, museums, and public archives. It holds collections of artefacts, works of art, documents, specimens, and information relating to Jersey's history, culture, and environment.
Der Dolmen du Mont Ubé (UTL 677475) auf der Kanalinsel Jersey ist nach französischer Nomenklatur ein V-förmiger Dolmen, nach englischer Einteilung ein Passage Tomb. Er liegt 100 m östlich der Rue du la Blinerie im „Le Cótil du Mont Ubé“ in St. Clement. Die Megalithanlage wurde zwischen 3250 und 2250 v. Chr. errichtet. Das Passage Tomb liegt heute frei. Ehemals war es von einem Tumulus aus Erde und Gras oder einem Cairn aus kleinen Steinen bedeckt.
La Thiebaut är en täkt i kronbesittningen Jersey. Den ligger i den västra delen av Jersey, 10 km nordväst om huvudstaden Saint Helier. La Thiebaut ligger 43 meter över havet. Den ligger på ön Jersey.
Les Mielles Nature Reserve är ett naturreservat i kronbesittningenJersey. Det ligger i den västra delen av Jersey, 9 km väster om huvudstaden Saint Helier.
Le projet de pont ou de tunnel Jersey-France est une idée avancée des deux côtés du bras de mer — dénommé le passage de la Déroute — qui sépare l'île Anglo-Normande de Jersey de la France et consistant en la réalisation, sur ou sous celui-ci, d'un ouvrage d'art qui permettrait une liaison routière et/ou ferroviaire directe entre Jersey et la presqu'île du Cotentin en France. Ce projet revient régulièrement dans l'actualité et donne lieu à des débats entre partisans et adversaires d'un tel ouvrage et entre ceux qui préfèrent le pont ou le tunnel.
La Hougue des Géonnais est un dolmen, situé dans la paroisse de Saint-Ouen, route de Vîncheles de Hault et rue des Géonnais, sur l'île Anglo-Normande de Jersey.
Le Mont de la Ville, dénommé également La Montagne de la Ville du Mont Saint-Hélier ou La Montagne de Saint-Hélier, est un dolmen qui fut déplacé en 1787 depuis son site de Saint-Hélier à Jersey, vers l'Angleterre, en offrande au gouverneur de Jersey, Henry Seymour Conway qui occupa ce poste de 1772 à 1795.
Marine Terrace ou Marine-Terrace est une maison située dans la paroisse de Saint-Clément à Jersey, dans laquelle Victor Hugo a habité avec sa famille durant son exil à Jersey, d'août 1852 à octobre 1855.
Le phare de Sainte Catherine est un phare maritime situé en bout de la jetée du port de Saint-Martin, à Jersey. Il est géré par l'autorité portuaire de Jersey.
Le passage de la Déroute, parfois canal de la Déroute, est un détroit situé dans le golfe de Saint-Malo, dans la mer de la Manche, entre la côte occidentale du Cotentin et les îles Anglo-Normandes.
Les Blanches Banques (deutsch Die weißen Wälle) ist mit einer Fläche von etwa 100 Hektar das letzte erhaltene Dünengebiet der Kanalinsel Jersey. Es liegt bei Le Braye an der Westküste und ist von ökologischer Bedeutung, da die Vielfalt der Pflanzen außerordentlich ist und der Lebensraum für viele Tierarten, die das Gebiet als Zuflucht nutzen, sehr selten ist.
Mount Bingham är en kulle i kronbesittningen Jersey. Den ligger i den södra delen av Jersey, i huvudstaden Saint Helier. Toppen på Mount Bingham är 48 meter över havet. Mount Bingham ligger på ön Jersey.