Sunday, May 9, 2010

Liberation Day 2010

Happy Liberation Day Guernsey

65 years of Freedom

The Guernsey Concert Band lead the Liberation Church Parade from the White Rock Cafe, along the seafront to the Quay.

The parade was under the command of Major Bob Place.

This is the first year the Ghurkhas participated I believe.

B2 was very impressed with the pony mascot.

The Guernsey Cadets

The Standard Bearers were followed by the multi-service Veterans and the Chelsea Pensioners.

We missed the parade last year so we made sure that we were there on time this year. This is the Town Church (view down the High Street) all decked out in Guernsey colours; yellow, red and white.

Mr Bee and I were interviewed live for BBC Guernsey Radio. The kids were very impressed. I could help but see the funny side of possibly the only two Australians in the crowd being interviewed and asked to comment on why the Liberation Church Parade is important.

The French Markets were in town again.

We opted for 1kg of the most delicious strawberries for £6.00.

The quality of the fruit and vegetable for sale is of a very high standard. The problem with the fruit and vege for sale in Guernsey in the supermarkets is that everything need to be distributed via the UK so all the produce has an extra few days transportation to get here. Hedge Vege is definitely the way to go when the Market is not in Town.

Six cheeses of your choice for £10

The carousel was free to all, big kids and small :)

It fined up to a truly beautiful day.

We ate most of them this afternoon and any leftovers were blended up into fresh fruit ice-blocks/ice-lollies now that the warmer weather is upon us.

The mustard cheese (on the right) was a new experience - the jury is still out on that one!

Fresh bread - one plain and one with black olives.

Until the Guernsey tomato season is in full swing these French ones will have to do.

We wandered around for about two and a half hours until the whinge-o-metre hit about 7 then we made our way back to the car. The Cavalcade didn't reach Town until 2.00pm so we did not stay until then. Next Year we will rotate and come in for the Cavalcade instead.

Thankyou to all the men and women who protect the freedom we enjoy!



  1. What an interesting blog
    Julie xxxxx

  2. What a fab day out - and so interesting. I loved the liberation stuff when we were in Guernsey. The War was very different for the Island folk. And that market!!!! I love French Markets with a passion!!! xxxx

  3. Fab to see your pics, as we were in Jersey for Liberation Day this year. And I am MOST upset I missed the French market too - intrigued about the mustard cheese! X