Putting Names to the Past
The Société Sercquaise’s Heritage Room was busy yesterday when more than a dozen people helped identify some of the hundreds of photographs that have been loaned or given to the group over the years. The event was organised by Amanda Petrie who ran a Sark film and photograph weekend in June 2014 and realised that quite a proportion of the Société’s library is either not labelled or is wrongly identified. One of the largest bequests of photographs came from the estate of Miss Edith Page who ran the Dixcart Hotel with her friend Frances Duckett from before the Second World War until their retirement in the 1950s. Another fascinating glimpse into the past was brought along yesterday in the form of a Sark holiday album from 1911 that is on loan from Richard Anderson. About half of the unlabelled archive was worked through and there are plans to organise another photograph recognition day at the end of February to complete the work. The Société Sercquaise welcomes the loan or donation of any photographs or holiday albums from before 1970.
Pictures by Sue Daly
Suzette, Nelly & Jenny at work
Debbie & Peter
The afternoon shift
Miss Duckett behind the bar in the Dixcart Hotel in the 1950s
Lunch at L’Eperquerie from the 1911 album