LIBERATION DAY 2020 in LOCKDOWN
The Parish Connétables have announced plans for exhibitions across the island later in the year.
Parishioners are being invited to submit photographs of their home and street in lockdown and also decorated for Liberation 75 – 2020.
Chairman of the Comité des Connétables, Deidre Mezbourian, explained – QUOTE
Parish plans, and those of the Island, to mark Liberation 75 – 2020 may have been cancelled but many of my parishioners are still entering into the spirit of celebration and have decorated their homes with flags and bunting.
I didn't want to see this wasted and have suggested to my fellow Connétables that each Parish could put on an exhibition later in the year when life gets back to normal.
We're aware there are a number of other organisations also collecting photographs of this period in our island's life and this is not intended to detract from those initiatives. But it will be wonderful for each Parish to have its own record of these weeks in lockdown and also the way Liberation 75 is celebrated.
I'm delighted that my fellow Connétables are supportive of this proposal as an additional way to mark Liberation 75.
Parishioners are invited to send in photographs of Liberation 75, showing homes decorated for the occasion and street parties (at a social distance) and of 'lockdown'.
The photographs will be displayed at the Parish Hall for all to view following the lifting of COVID-19 movement restrictions.
The Connétables very much hope that all who now regard Jersey as their home will seek to preserve the special status of Liberation Day and will celebrate the occasion.