02 Apr 2015

Channel Islands Heritage Festival


This is a great event which is being prepared in the Channel Islands, around the anniversary of the liberation. The Heritage Festival, which will take place from 3 April to 11 May 2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the islands, only part of the UK to have been under the yoke of German occupation forces during World War II. The scar left on the islands is important and still visible today with observation towers on the coast, bunkers, tunnels, hospitals and many collections to discover at the various museums. Throughout the five-week festival, historic sites will open their doors exclusively with visits on the theme of the occupation. The highlight of the celebrations will take place on 9 May, the anniversary of the liberation.

Full programme of events available here

Guernsey's Bailiff and other island officials