Heritage 75

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Join Alderney and our sister Channel Islands for heritage themed events during 2020 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of our liberation from German Occupation at the end of WWII.

Find all the Heritage 75 events taking place  in the Islands of Guernsey: www.visitguernsey.com/see-and-do/events-festivals/heritage75/

Alderney's Heritage 75 events:

Bell Tower Open Day

13th April - between 10am and 12 noon at St Anne’s church tower, free.

Bell Ringing is a team sport, a musical performance,  an antique art & a demanding pattern-based exercise.  All at once! Come and see the Alderney bellringers in action - have a go with Nationally Qualified tutors. See the Channel Islands only peal of 12 bells.

For further information: hughesdonald@yahoo.co.uk, 01481 823769, www.alderneybells.com.

 

Alderney under the German Occupation

17th May - meet at 11am at the airport or 11.30am by the end gun pit at Battery Annes, Giffoine, £8. 

Learn about WWII and Alderney under the German Occupation during a two mile long walk around a large 15cm gun battery and one of the four forced labour camps that was taken over by the SS in March 1943. See the remaining structures and hear the stories from some of the survivors of that time with Silver Accredited Guide, Tim Osborne. Uneven terrain. Torches helpful. Children over 11 years old welcome.

For further information: 07781 121650, timobeanie@gmail.com.

 

Bunker Day

30th May - from 10am to 12noon, free.

A special event as part of The European Bunker Day, an open door day at the Atlantic Wall bunker sites along the Western European coast.

Youngsters and adults alike are invited on a drop in basis to this annual event to learn about this forgotten heritage. Our local experts from the Alderney Society will be on site to share their knowledge and stories with you.

Refreshments available.

For further information: tourism@alderney.gov.gg, +44 (0)1481 822333.

 

Fortress Fortnight

From the 17th July to the 2nd August, from 5.30pm to 9.00pm at one of Alderney's fortresses. Free admission including music. Cash bar and cash food.

Alderney Performing Arts Festival with other key collaborators on the island are planning a “pop- up” jazz bar Fortress Fortnight with "Cocktail dinatoire" in Chateau L’Etoc, Essex Castle, Raz Island and Fort Tourgis.

Each location will have its own musical twist look and themed feel.

Further information: 07818 455396 or c.kaymouat@gmail.com.


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