Saturday, 1 November 2014

La Corbière Liighthouse


The lighthouse at La Corbière was lit on 24 April, 1874, for the first time, and was the first lighthouse in the British Isles to be built of concrete. The lighthouse was built to designs by Sir John Coode. The lighthouse tower is 19m (62ft) high and the lamp stands 36m (119ft) above high water spring tides. The beam has a reach of 18 nautical miles, and was automated in 1976. It is situated on a rock which is a tidal island. A causeway links the lighthouse to shore at low tide. There is an alarm to warn visitors to clear the causeway as the tide rises.

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Monday, 1 September 2014

The ruin of Grosnez Castle


Grosnez Castle is thought to have been built in the 13th or 14th centuries. The castle is a ruin, but stands boldly on guard against the French terror that used to raid and pillage the Isle of Jersey hundreds of years ago (last attack 1781). It is said that many of the farm walls and field boundaries close by include some of the castle's stones.

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Friday, 1 August 2014

Faulkner Fisheries



An old German bunker now converted into a seafood takeaway.

Viewed from the top of Mont du Vallet.

For more information visit their website.

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Les Landes Racecourse


The racecourse at Les Landes is the home of the Jersey Racing Club. It was built in 1961 and hosts nine race meetings during the summer. There is a modern viewing bank at Les Landes with on-course bookies and a club run Tote.

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Sunday, 1 June 2014