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The Queen and Jersey: 1949

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It was in 1949, less than five years after the Occupation had ended, that Princess Elizabeth made her first visit to Jersey with her husband of just two years, the Duke of Edinburgh.

At the time, Jersey’s States had a budget surplus of £1m, had agreed to spend £105,000 on modernizing the Airport, the RNLI presented lifeboat coxswain Tommy King with its gold medal, and there was motor racing on Victoria Avenue…

Welcome to ‘The Queen and Jersey’, a special edition series by Bailiwick Podcasts.

This is an audio version of an article by Eric Blakeley and the Bailiwick Express team. You can read the full piece here.

The music featured is by Lexin Music.

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