Author Archives Sara Lampitt

  • Here at the Folk and Costume Museum, we’re pleased to be throwing open our doors on the first day of  2019 Heritage Festival by exploring the intriguing story of Guernsey’s wool industry. Imagine being able to pull a woollen knitted stocking through a finger ring. Such was the quality of Guernsey woollen stockings, that between […]

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  • A recent re-discovery at National Trust of Guernsey’s Costume Collection, yielded much excitement and admiration.  This beautiful pair of flat black silk satin lady’s slippers c.1820 – 1840 represents the style of women’s shoes in the early 19th century. In a style, favoured by a young Queen Victoria, the cloth-topped shoes, with a square toe […]

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  •   We’re on the look out for Bric-a-Brac for this year’s stall at Lé Viaër Marchi, which takes place at Saumarez Park on Monday 1st July from 5pm. This year, Bric-a-Brac stalls will be arranged around The Courtyard at The Folk and Costume Museum, taking the idea right back to its roots, when the late […]

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  • Much has happened since our last update, as National Trust of Guernsey has received mapped walks from all over the Island by Mapping Volunteers.  An incredible response – even in this, the most bleak month of January. Thank you. Here’s how it’s happening: most volunteers are using the free Map my Walk App and sending […]

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  • A huge thank you to everyone who joined our first Mapping Meeting last Saturday at Pleinmont. Thanks also, to a steady trickle of enquiries from more interested Mappers, as news of our project spreads. We’re grateful to The Guernsey Press, BBC Radio Guernsey and look forward to an interview with ITV next Thursday morning, 24th […]

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  • A big aim for 2019 is to digitally map NTG walking trails and land areas, for Islanders and world-wide visitors to enjoy. Volunteer walkers, working with National Trust Guernsey and Digimap can make this happen. Here’s how you can help. According to where you’re based on Island, or where you prefer walking, we can send […]

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  • Sponsored by Savills for 2019 and going strong after nearly a quarter of a century, the National Trust of Guernsey’s Annual Quiz, takes place at St James, on Wednesday 6th February, with the first question at 7pm. We have just eight tables left at £75 for a team of six or individual places at £12.50 […]

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  • Your beautifully restored farmhouse, Les Caches Farm, may be closed for the season, but the grounds are open for everyone to enjoy 365 days of the year. Our Geocache trails, enjoyed by more than 1,000 visitors over the last two years, include Les Caches Farm grounds.  It is truly rewarding to read that on this […]

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  • 2018 has been a happy and fulfilling year, sharing National Trust of Guernsey places and events with thousands of visitors Les Caches Farm has been visited by over a thousand visitors since May 2018, together with The Folk and Costume Museum hosting a splendid series of Courtyard Concerts during the Summer … a Summer when […]

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  • Our second year of The Christmas Courtyard Market at The Museum Courtyard, Saumarez Park, opens next Monday 17th December, from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Favourite stallholders make a welcome return and we are also delighted to introduce two charity stalls, whose causes particularly belong to this time of year. We will be sharing more […]

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