The Queen and Jersey: 1957

This special edition series by Bailiwick Podcasts takes an in-depth look at the memorable moments from Queen Elizabeth II's six visits to Jersey throughout her 70-year reign. This episode focuses on 1957, the year of Her Majesty's first visit as Queen...
There was a break of eight years, before the now Queen Elizabeth II visited Jersey again. Although the Jersey she visited was more vibrant that the post-war one she had come to in 1949, the island was still trying to find its feet.

Locally, 1957 saw a series of foot and mouth outbreaks, petrol rationing had just ended, and the States had agreed to spend £210,000 on a hospital extension...

Welcome to ‘The Queen and Jersey’, a special edition series by Bailiwick Podcasts.

This is an audio version of an article by Eric Blakeley and the Bailiwick Express team. You can read the full piece, accompanied by stunning photography from Jersey Archive's collection, here.

The music featured is by Lexin Music.

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The Queen and Jersey: 1957
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