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Sark Opera 2019

September 9, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sark  Opera 2019

The 2019 Sark Opera festival held its opening night on 5th September in the Seigneurie marquee, followed by a lunchtime performance at La Sablonnerie Hotel, then an evening gala performance at Stocks Hotel and finally a very special matinee performance at La Seigneurie. The musical programmes consisted of an uplifting mix of classical opera and lighter musical pieces. Each performance was wonderfully intimate in the smaller, relaxed venues on Sark….

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Mervyn Peake’s Blue Plaque

September 3, 2019 By 0 Comment
Mervyn Peake’s Blue Plaque

Mervyn Peake was a famous member of a group of artists on Sark, simply named the Sark Group, who helped to build the Art Gallery, now named the Gallery Stores and Post Office.  Mervyn created, arguably, some of his best work whilst living on Sark.  Some of his most famous works includes Gormenghast and Mr Pye. As a tribute to Mervyn Peake and the importance of his creations to Sark…

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Autumn Walking Week

September 2, 2019 By 0 Comment
Autumn Walking Week

Autumn Walking Week in Sark  From Monday 23rd September to Monday 30th September 2019  All walks are  £7.00 pp and last approximately 2.5 hours  Visit www.sark.co.uk for the full schedule or call the Sark Tourism Office on 01481 832345.    Monday 23rd September Seigneurs & Dames 11.15am from Sark Visitor Centre  Tuesday 24th September The Walk of the Commandos 11.15am from Sark Visitor Centre Wednesday 25th September Historical Secrets of…

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Sark’s First Hill Climb

August 26, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sark’s First Hill Climb

The harbour hill was closed to the usual traffic of tractors and walkers this Friday evening for the island’s first lawnmower hill climb race. Lawnmower racing has become an annual fixture on Sark but this year the organisers decided to expand the event to include a hill climb the evening before the main race. Twelve teams took part with all but one, who crashed on the corner by the power…

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Visitor Centre and Girls School

August 23, 2019 By 0 Comment
Visitor Centre and Girls School

The Visitor Centre was originally built as a Girls School by Seigneur Ernest Le Pelley in 1841, completing the project which had been envisaged by his brother Pierre Le Pelley in consultation with his good friend Rev Cachemaille, which was to use to the best advantage for Sark’s community the surplus of money being generated by the new silver mining venture. The School mistress was to be appointed by the…

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La Coupee

August 23, 2019 By 0 Comment
La Coupee

  Is an Isthmus (narrow strip of land with sea either side) made up of sedimentary rock. The rock is made up of sediments of various types of rock but is crumbly and the sea is eroding both sides of the this walkway. Until 1900 there were no railings extending the whole length and on windy days the school children would crawl over the crumbling path on their hands and…

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Ramsar Site and Gouliot Headland

August 23, 2019 By 0 Comment
Ramsar Site and Gouliot Headland

The Gouliot Headland is a RAMSAR site (it gained this status on 9th April 2007), recognised worldwide as a Wetland of International importance under the International Ramsar Convention. This recognises and protects the thriving wealth of species of this special Marine environment. The Gouliot Caves, a large sea cave system on the Sark side of the Gouliot passage. Gouliot caves lie to the right of the small headland which is…

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Window in the Rock

August 23, 2019 By 0 Comment
Window in the Rock

250FT DROP – WARNING In the 1850s, Rev Collings was Seigneur of Sark. He inherited the title from his Mother Marie in 1853. His mother brought the Fief in 1852 from Pierre Le Pelley (The 2nd one) who was forced to sell to repay the debts of his father. Debts which accrued through the folly to mine Silver. He encouraged this further, seeing the benefit of having additional revenue stream….

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La Seigneurie

August 23, 2019 By 0 Comment
La Seigneurie

Today’s main house dates from 1675 and has been home to two of Sark’s three Seigneurial families: the Le Pelleys (from 1730) and the Collings (from 1852), ancestors of our current Seigneur Because the Seigneurie, residence of the Seigneur, in 1730 when Susanne Le Pelley became the Dame of Sark. Rather then move to the Manoir she chose to stay in her own residence, La Perronnerie. She gave Le Manoir…

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Creux Harbour

August 23, 2019 By 0 Comment
Creux Harbour

visit the old harbour, Creux.  The original entrance to the bay was blasted through the rock in 1588 and is still in the same position today.  The main entrance that we now use, along with the protective harbour wall was not built until 1866.  This harbour allowed easy access to Jersey. The Creux harbour is mainly used by local fishermen now, the service boat will use the harbour if the…

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