The Sark Museum
1. With thanks to Sue Daly, the Sark Museum is featured in a 4-page article in “Sark Life” magazine, No. 50, Summer 2018: “From the first treasured finds of a small boy, Danny’s collection now paints a vivid and intriguing portrait of life on Sark in the past and an hour or two can easily be spent among these fascinating displays. It deserves more space, but, crammed as it is, a visit to this museum is a must for anyone with an interest in Sark’s history, whether a visitor or resident.”
2. Recent additions to the collection:
a. Signed copies: “Hitler’s British Isles: the Real Story of the Occupied Channel Islands“. Includes Sark residents interviewed by Duncan, available for sale. Signed by Duncan Barrett during his pre-publication book launch on Sark.
b. Excerpts of World War II Guernsey Scrapbook: Created specifically for the Sark Museum by the curators at Bradeiss University in Waltham, Massachusetts. During the German Occupation of Guernsey, W. T. Oliver collected newspaper clippings from German-controlled newspapers, then hand-wrote notes from either an underground newsletter, or perhaps listened to an illegal crystal radio of his own. Volume 2, so the contrast towards the end of the war is striking (Kept behind the counter, please do ask.)
c. “The Silent War” by Frank Falla, recently re-published.
d. “Geoffrey: Apple of the Commandos and SAS“, limited edition with numbered bookplate. Geoffrey is reputed to have been a major inspiration for James Bond due to his wartime service with Ian Fleming and was captain of the British Ski Team in 1938 and 1939.
e. Copies of both underground newsletters, G.U.N.S. and G.A.S.P., provided with specific permission from Priaulx Library, Guernsey. (Kept behind counter, please do ask)
f. Sark attempted takeover by Andre Gardes: Contemporary newspaper clippings, behind counter.