Lieutenant-Governor opens 'Heroes' day
His Excellency and Lady Corder visited the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden at Saumarez Park today (18th April) to open the Guernsey Botanical Trust's 'Heroes' themed day at the garden. The day has been staged as part of this year's Guernsey Heritage Festival which has as its own theme 'Heroes, Myths and Legends'.
The Walled Garden's volunteers together with members of the Botanical Trust and other local groups have come together to arrange a series of exhibits focussing on local heroes ranging from Admiral Lord James de Saumarez, through many generations of Guernsey Lifeboat Crews, to the brave men of Guernsey who fought in WW1. There was even a small display on Sir Ian and Lady Corder themselves.
There were plenty of activities for hero and legend hunters of all ages including a dinghy decked out in lifeboat livery to play in and a lively 'ships' galley' serving all sorts of delicious sea-faring delicacies ('Lobscouse' and 'Dogs Body') complemented by a range of equally legendary (and delicious) 'fairy' cakes.