WAITROSE NAAFI TEA TENT 

The Waitrose NAAFI tent, situated at the Albany will be serving traditional tea and cakes from 10.30-4.30pm. This tent has been very kindly sponsored by Waitrose with all profits going to the local charity, Carers Guernsey. There will be a full line up of entertainment and seating making it a really fun place to stop for a cuppa as well as 40’s style fancy dress available at the Photobooth and shows from Punch & Judy.

The Cavalcade static display will park up at the Bus Terminus for all to see and enjoy. This year it is being led by the Guernsey Old Car Club in celebration of their 50th anniversary who will also be having a competition for the best dressed car and the winner of the competition will be announced in the NAAFI Tent at 3.15pm.

Stories of the Occupation 11.15-12.00

The Guernsey History in Action Group presents ‘A Quiet War’ by Fred Gallienne. Fred talks about his experience of being a child during the Occupation, then invites the audience to ask questions which opens another treasure trove of memories.

 

Guernésiais Showcase 12.15-12.45

 The lovely folks from the language commission will be joining us for a display of Guernsey’s very own language including a Red Cross Parcels story from the War by Elizabeth Gardener-Wheeler at 12.15.   

 

Mark Guppy 13.00-13.30

Guernsey-born songwriter, guitarist and singer with the folk/rock band The Space Pirates of Rocquaine (also playing at Castle Cornet at 3.45pm on the day).

 

15.15 Announcement of the Winner for the Guernsey Old Car Club’s best dressed car competition

 

Mancini & Me 16.00-16.30

 Big band singers performing some of the great all time numbers from Sinatra to the present day jazz standards

 

Wonder Women of the War 

A 25 minute show that will take place opposite the NAAFI tent at 1.30 & 3.30 about the munitions of both world wars. In this interactive show, everyone is welcome to come and meet the Thornycroft Girls and watch them make a life-sized kit car which children can actually ride in.

 

The Rebellion Allstars 

Cheerleading club will have a performance area opposite the NAAFI Tent with various performances through out the morning at 11-11.15, 12-12.15 and 12.45-13.00

 

Just Games open 11am – 4pm

Just Games will be open throughout the day, providing a space to come and have a go at various board games, card games and miniatures games or just chill out for a few minutes away from the liberation day crowds. Why not try your hand at such modern classic games as King of Tokyo, Azul, Ok Go! and Munchkin, or just have a few games of Rocket League?

 

RNLI visiting Lifeboats

The Mary Irene Millar and the City of Bradford III that used to sail for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution will be joining us for the Liberation Celebrations. The boats will arrive on the 4th and depart on the 10th May and be open for visitors on Liberation Day between 11am and 2pm in the Victoria Marina.

 

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