Party's Liberation Day!

11th May 2016

Guernsey celebrated and remembered it's Liberation from occupation for the 71st time on May 9th 2016.

Our National Holiday included formal ceremony, a cavalcade, lots of live music and entertainment for all ages. Islanders were out in force despite the wet start to the day.

I was assigned to cover some of the varied events and my pictures are included in a new Gallery.

I think the best fun was being had by the residents of St Andrews together with 'all-comers' who had heard about the traditional activity of Soapbox racing.... there was also beer on offer ;-)

This year the hill outside The Last Post had been turned into a temporary Soapbox racing track. No man or boy could resist the temptation to race!

There was a good entry of homemade racing machinery (minus an engine) and the ages of the drivers must have spanned seventy-one years! Clearly you are never too old to have fun!

St Peter Port offered a whole day of live music and entertainment finishing with a firework display on the castle breakwater.

All this amounted to a full, long and tiring day. Islanders enjoyed their freedom surrounded by a friendly holiday atmosphere bound together by our love of the island of Guernsey.

A few pics can be viewed here: