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Philip Guille Remembered

October 16, 2017 By 0 Comment
Philip Guille Remembered

A short ceremony of remembrance was held on Saturday to commemorate Sark man Philip James Guille who died at the age of 25 a hundred years ago during the First World War. Philip was a member of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry and was working to clear and repair roads leading to the front line when the area came under German artillery shelling. Philip and three others from the RGLI…

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Beach Clean

October 9, 2017 By 0 Comment
Beach Clean

      The island’s beaches, like those in the rest of the Channel Islands, are among the cleanest in Europe but just occasionally the wind and tide sweeps in debris from far out at sea that, sadly, ends up on shores. When Sark resident Shakira Christodoulou noticed that one of her favourite beaches, Grande Grève, was looking a little less than its usual pristine self she asked for volunteers…

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‘Tis the Season to Jumble

October 9, 2017 By 0 Comment
‘Tis the Season to Jumble

As the leaves fall and the days shorten Sark’s fundraisers swing into action organising a series of events throughout autumn and winter to support local charities. Friends of Sark School were first to kick off with a jumble sale that raised almost six hundred pounds this weekend. Check on Sark Tourism’s calendar for the dates of future sales and other charity events. Pictures Sue Daly The jumble team complete with…

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Ticket Sale – Sark Summer Festival 2018

October 6, 2017 By 0 Comment
Ticket Sale – Sark Summer Festival 2018

Sark Summer Festival 6-8 July 2018  – Press Release from the Organisers “Our plans for the 2018 Sark Summer Festival are going fantastically well with substantial support and interest from people near and far. We already have scores of on and off Island acts and performers, local food purveyors, local craft cider and real ale producers, craft stalls, workshops, children activities, Yoga, Choir singing lined up. Website now live www.sarksf.com…

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Sark on TV

October 6, 2017 By 0 Comment
Sark on TV

Sark featured on national French television this week with a film called Des Racines et des Ailes. The programme was made in May this year and included an encounter with the island’s Fire and Rescue Service as well as a visit to the Seigneurie Gardens and Little Sark. You can see a clip by clicking on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwT2ENfc-w4&sns=fb Picture by Sue Daly The French TV crew on Sark in…

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Operation Basalt Remembered

October 5, 2017 By 0 Comment
Operation Basalt Remembered

A memorial stone was unveiled this week on the Hog’s back, the headland between Derrible and Dixcart Bays where the Commandos landed for Operation Basalt 75 years ago. The stone was revealed by John Appleyard, half brother of Major Geoffrey Appleyard who led the raid, and Lt Col Reg Guille who served as an Army Commando more recently. Three German soldiers were killed during the raid but one was taken…

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Point Robert Gets a Makeover

October 5, 2017 By 0 Comment
Point Robert Gets a Makeover

Photo by Sue Daly Trinity House is updating the lighthouse here at Point Robert on Sark. This week their helicopter was given special permission to operate within the island’s no-fly zone to lift the old equipment out and carry it to their vessel, Galatea, which was positioned just offshore. A temporary light is in place until the new one is installed in the next two months. You can see a…

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Silver Mining on Sark

September 29, 2017 By 0 Comment
Silver Mining on Sark

    The Cider Barn was full to overflowing this week for the launch of David Synnott’s book on Sark’s ill-fated silver mining venture. Through a series of illustrations, paintings and photographs David reveals how the mine would have worked and what life was like for the miners and their families above and below ground. The book also includes a fold out map that shows the location of the mine…

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Project Sunflower, the Movie

September 24, 2017 By 0 Comment
Project Sunflower, the Movie

Wildlife film-maker Sue Daly has made a film about her wild bird food scheme so far, Project Sunflower, which she showed at the Inter-Island Environment Meeting that was held here on Sark last week. You can see it at https://vimeo.com/234578293 Pictures by Sue Daly Sunflowers in bloom in the conservation crop field  

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Sark Roots Festival

September 19, 2017 By 0 Comment
Sark Roots Festival

The north end of the island was alive with music this weekend for the second Sark Roots Festival. The event brought performers together from the other Channel Islands and abroad for three days of live music and local food in a celebration of land and sea. There was also a range of activities for children as well as a variety of workshops including drumming, yoga, lantern making, dance and permaculture….

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