Sark celebrated Liberation Day a couple of days early this year with a visit from a group of Chelsea Pensioners and Gurkhas. Residents, visitors and the island’s school children gathered at the Island Hall field to enjoy a picnic with our guests after they had had a carriage ride and a walk around the Seigneurie Gardens. Next came a presentation of two paintings by Martin Remphry. One was done when he was ten and showed Chelsea Pensioners at the graveside of Nanette Hamon, his mother’s cousin, who was killed by a landmine at the age of four during the Occupation. The second was a new painting of a Chelsea pensioner meeting a child. A knife dancing display by the Gurkhas followed this then everyone enjoyed a sing-along with the piper, and even some dancing!
The Pensioners and Gurkhas arriving
Meeting local children at the picnic
A photo call
The Martin Remphry pictures are presented
The knife dance
Dancing to the piper