Sunday, 24 July 2011

Memorial Seat Plaque, Maritime Museum, St. Helier, Jersey

Having been into the Occupation Tapestry, housed at the Maritime Museum in St. Helier we came out and sat for a few minutes to get our thoughts together. As I got up I spotted this plaque on the back of the seat.

Seat located immediately opposite the Maritime Museum in St. Helier Jersey

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Memorial Plaque - Albert Dock, St Helier, Jersey

Fixed to a wall at Albert Docks, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
it reads:

"On the evening of 28th June 1940
Heinkel aircraft of the German Air Force
Attacked the St Helier harbour
in an attempt to test
the defence of the Island

This plaque was unveiled
on 28th June 1990
in Memory of
Mr John Philip Mauger
Mr Harold Frederick Hobbs
Mr Robert Bunting Fallis
Mr Godfrey William Adolp Coleman
Mr Leslie Charles Henry Bryan
Mr Edward Henry Ferrand
Mr William Charles Moody
Mr Arthur William Parr
Who lost their lives as a result of this raid"

Monday, 11 July 2011

Scarcliffe Churchyard, Derbyshire

On a visit up to the North East of England we stopped at Scarcliffe to see what graveyard remains there were to reflect the Goucher presence in the village.

We found three graves. Two of them are photographed here.
Grave of Henry & Sarah Jane Goucher
In Loving Memory of
Our Dear Parents
Died 1st December 1919 aged 69
And Sarah Jane GOUCHER
Died 3rd November 1941 aged 86

In Loving Memory of
Lucy Ellen
Beloved wife of James GOUCHER
Died Oct 21st 1835 aged 50
Resting where no shadows fall
The third grave we found was of Ellen and John Goucher. The photograph has been too poor to reproduce with clarity, but a transcription of it is here
Loving Memory 
Ellen, the beloved wife of
who died February 5th 1885
aged 60 years
Also John
Husband of the above
Who died January 14th 1908
Aged 83 years
Blessed are the dead which die in the lord