Liberation 70 Newspaper

Living Memories

A commemorative publication produced by Victoria College students for the 70th anniversary of the Island's Liberation

The Victoria College Foundation would like to extend their gratitude to the Jersey Evening Post and Quilter Cheviot Investment Management who enabled such an exciting project to take place.

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Victoria College students had the opportunity to create their own historic document by capturing precious memories from those who lived through the Occupation.  Old Victorians, relatives and members of the community came forward to provide a host of fascinating artefacts and photographs, along with being interviewed about their personal experiences. Students were able to develop skills and capabilities by working with professionals to meet a real newspaper deadline.

Read all about it! 

Find out how Victoria College was utilised by F515 during the Occupation, how the students managed to continue with their education both home and away, the fight against starvation, living off your wits, acts of humanity, rebellion, coming to terms with your past, and read the comments from leading figures and ambassadors today, including Bailiff William Bailhache QC, who has kindly accepted the invitation to be a Patron of the Victoria College Foundation.

Publication Date

This 16 page publication will be printed as a commemorative supplement and distributed with the Jersey Evening Post onLiberation Day,Saturday 9 May, 2015.

With Thanks

A very big thank you must be extended to all those who offered their help and to those who made such valuable contributions.

The Newspaper Team

  • Adam Baluchi, Year 9
  • Alex Merren, Year 10
  • Alex Murray, Year 11
  • Alex Viney, Year 11
  • Andy Roxburgh, Year 9
  • Angus Hay, Year 9
  • Atticus Mawby, Year 10
  • Ben Le Chevalier, Year 9
  • Charlie Thompson, Year 9
  • Dan Talbot, Year 11
  • Jack Searson, Year 9
  • James Le Conte, Year 9
  • Joseph Le Guyader, Year 12
  • Joseph McComb, Year 10
  • Keiren Rabet, Year 9
  • Nathan Le Blancq, Year 10
  • Niam Patel, Year 9
  • Ollie de Sousa, Year 9
  • Patrick Claxton, Year 9
  • Reece Navsania, Year 9
  • Wilf Waddington, Year 9
  • William Vernon, Year 9
  • Ms S.Clews, Development Director
  • Mr E. Palfreyman, Head of High Potential Learners


  • Bailiff William Bailhache QC
  • OV Colonel John-Blashford Snell OBE
  • Nerina Pallot
  • Lucy Layton
  • OV Mark Lamerton
  • OV Rod Amy
  • Damien Horn
  • Colin Isherwood
  • David Isherwood
  • OV Bob Le Sueur MBE
  • OV Mike Stafford
  • OV John Riminton
  • OV Arthur McGugan
  • OV Michael Ginns MBE
  • John Le Monnier
  • Sarah Viney
  • Doreen Reynolds
  • David Peacock
  • Marina Ringsdore
  • OV Paul Atyeo
  • Colleagues at Bedford School
  • Tony and Doreen Barnett
  • Emma Devenport
  • Angela Francey, daughter of OV Doug Tanguy
  • OV Stanley Keiller
  • Adrian Du Feu and the Enterprise Club
  • Andy Gilson
  • Anne Harrison
  • Martin Bithell
  • OV David Rive

 With thanks to the Jersey Heritage and Société Jersiaise.