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Guernsey's Heritage

Elizabeth College (Moss print)

People have lived in Guernsey for at least 12,000 years and some of the rocks that make up the island are up to 2.6 billion (2,600,000,000) years old. It has its own particular history and natural environment that sets it apart from the rest of Great Britain.

On this part of the website you will find information on the heritage of Guernsey brought together during research by our curators and colleagues. We will add to this section as our work progresses, however for the moment documents in PDF format on the following subjects can be found below:

  • Elizabeth College
  • Grapes and the Horticulture Industry
  • Guernsey's Cinemas
  • Guernsey in the Great Exhibition
  • Railway Companies, Shipping & Tourism
  • Shipbuilding
  • St. Pierre du Bois - extracts from the history by Marie de Garis
  • The Burning of Catherine Cauchés & her Daughters
  • The Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
  • The Wreck of the Stella