Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
debris4spike

400 Years In One Place

I stayed in St Helier in Jersey.

As I have already posted I visited a Medieval castle in another town, however as cannons were improved a new castle was needed, so in Elizabethan times, on a promitary of rock in St Helier harbour, the new castle was built, and named after the queen - Elizabeth Castle

I went over on the DUKW, as the tide was in. I decided to return the same way after walking to the ferry, round & up the castle, and had the walk home ... so at least I had 10 mins sit down!

So I saw Elizabethan castle. extended in the Napoleonic era (and I saw a musket and a cannon demonstration) ... and, being Jersey, there were also German additions. So 400 years of history.

The DUCW
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 The Parade Ground - Napoleonic days
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Inside one of the buildings
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Looking down from the German additions
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 German additiom at the top
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German Gun emplacement on the edge of the Parade Ground
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I love these original Sentry Boxes
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Tags: camera, history, holiday 2021, jersey, wwii
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