The Heritage Room
Some results of the Jubilee Project are on display. Thanks to Sark Electricity we have a computer-generated map of tenements and other land holdings, linked to a historical database of land usage. Other maps show agriculture and pasturage in 1945 and now. Historical maps from 1813, 1816 and 1845 show the location and sometimes the exact shape of the houses. Accompanying analysis of the Census of 1841 shows how many large families crowded into the buildings, and also the diversity of occupations (e.g. fourshoemakers and an apprentice) on the island at the time Sark Mining Company operated.Jane Norwich and Jenny Baker have combined material from the 20th Century censuses with old photographs to illustrate the changing face of Rue du Moulin and its occupants from the Manoir to the Mill.
The Room is open 11am-1pm, Monday to Friday and otherwise by arrangement (832570). (The Room is Closed Between October and Easter)