Flags at the ready! Our Guernsey shop is celebrating the 70th anniversary of Guernsey’s liberation.
The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to have been occupied by German forces during the Second World War. This year, 70 years on from Guernsey’s liberation, the residents and visitors have been invited to come together and reflect on their past, and celebrate the joy felt on Wednesday 9th May 1945.
The town, including our Guernsey shop, will be closing its doors on Saturday May 9th to take part in a full day of activities. From 10am -5pm Albert Pier will be filled with the sound of 1940s, the Normandie Markets will be set up along the pier as well as the ever popular street markets. The Condor Liberation Parade, set to be the biggest in recent years, comprises of decorated bicycles, military vehicles and floats and after departing from four different locations will convene at Salerie Corner.
Amongst a host of entertainment and activities taking place around the island, there will be a number of air displays from the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force as well as local civilians, a re-enactment of 9th May 1945, and the Liberation Proms held at St. James. The evening will draw to a close with the annual LibRock concert and an incredible firework display in the skies above St. Peter Port.
Seasalt Guernsey will open on the Sunday to continue the celebrations with customers old and new. Pop in and join in the celebration, we’ll have yummy Cornish nibbles as you browse around the new summer collection!