Jean Treleven

Regional Qualification(s):

Jersey

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

01534 863287, 07797 839458

Contact guide

Introduction:

I am passionate about my island and enjoy sharing my knowledge and love of Jersey with visitors and locals alike. I like to find out where people's interests lie and use this to help them discover a Jersey They will find exciting.
My family has been in Jersey since Norman times, living through the island's history and are now dairy farmers. I have taught at both primary and secondary level and am a long term member of the National Trust for Jersey, The Société Jersiaise, Jersey Heritage and Jersey Zoo, and am a promoter of the Jèrriais Language. I now enjoy using all these experiences in my guiding.

I can offer a range of walking tours and site guides covering the coastal and rural landscape, prehistory to the Occupation, farming to the island's churches to groups of 2 to 12.

Personal Interests:

Walking tours and Site tours

Special Interests:

Geography & Geology

Geography and Geology are everywhere - in the coastal landscapes and in all our historic buildings and features - choose your location.

Agriculture

I come from generations of farmers, currently with a lage dairy farm in the centre of the island. I can arrange a Farm and Countryside tour with the opportunity to taste local products at the Farm's cafe - The Potato Shack.

Churches & Cathedrals

Jersey has a range of church buildings - my tour of St Helier - The Saint, the Fish and the Rose - will give an introduction to this variety, how they came to be here and the part they play.

Folklore & Traditions

Jersey has a wealth of folklore - my walk around the SW headland - La Pulente and the Ormering tide - is based on the legend of the Medieval Spanish ships.

History & Prehistory

This is my passion - from the island's dolmens, both small and large, through medieval wars with France - Mont Orgueil Castle, the Civil War - Elizabeth Castle, trade and shipping - The harbour and the Occupation - the evidence is everywhere.

Industrial Heritage

My tour of Quetivel Mill and Watermill Way gives an idea of the importance of mills to Jersey's heritage - from the medieval feudal system, through the power of mill owners during the 18th and 19th C, to the use of mills during the German Occupation.

Driver Guide:

No