Tracey Radford

Regional Qualification(s):

Jersey

Language(s):

English

Phone Number(s):

+44 (0) 7797 740664

Contact guide

Introduction:

Jersey is a small Island with a big story and I would be delighted to reveal this story to you in an entertaining and vibrant way. From light touch to in-depth history, it’s up to you; it will be my pleasure to bring this amazing Island to life so your experience is a great one.

Although just 14 miles from France, Jersey is a Crown dependency and has been loyal to the British Monarchy for hundreds of years. At just 45 sq. miles, the island’s footprint isn’t particularly remarkable, however, its personality and characteristics, notably its history, ensure that Jersey punches well above its weight in terms of significance in the world.

Allow me to share the uniqueness of Jersey by showing you its past and present, revealing how they are intrinsically linked. For instance:
• Jersey’s relationship with the British Monarchy
• French and English connections and influences
• Island life
But you shouldn’t forget the wonderful castles, beaches, country lanes and bustling town.

Having always loved history my passion is to bring it to life. The Blue Badge Guide accreditation, a First Class Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in history and long experience as a site guide for Jersey Heritage enables me to do this. Let me tell you more….

Personal Interests:

History particularly Jersey’s place in the wider historical context, social and women’s history, war
The Arts
Food and drink
Walking

Special Interests:

History & Prehistory

La Hougue Bie - this site has more than 6000 years of history and is a great place to explore and learn about Jersey from Neolithic times through to the Occupation.
Mont Orgeuil Castle - a dramatic and imposing medieval castle which has guarded the island against threats from France for hundreds of years. Come with me and explore the twists, turns, stories and adventures which make this a must-see on any visit to Jersey.
Elizabeth Castle - this stronghold has defended Jersey since the sixteenth century and is named after England’s Queen Elizabeth I. A tour with me will reveal how the Castle showcases Jersey’s rich and varied history perfectly, enabling visitors to experience the island’s past from the 6th century to the present day.
German Occupation 1940-45-find out about its circumstances, social impact and legacy.

Castles & Palaces

See above.

Churches & Cathedrals

St Helier Parish Church takes its name from the 6th century monk who brought Christianity to Jersey. This church provides a glimpse into Jersey’s religious, social, commercial and military history, all set within a structure whose earliest part dates from the 10th century.

Museums

Jersey Museum is an award winning space in which I can help you engage with the island’s distant and not so distant past and culture.

Walking Tours

St Helier Town Walks – get an insight into what makes Jersey unique including its history, commerce, legislature, government and religion.

Canine Capers - my dog and I will take you and your doggy friends on walks along cliff paths, through hidden valleys, and across sand dunes and beaches. These walks will be interesting and fun for both you and your precious pooch!

Regional Tours

Island tours - see Jersey’s dramatic coastline, sandy beaches and picturesque bays, lush valleys and verdant countryside.

Driver Guide:

No