Sepia Saturday 114 – Shoes

I wasn’t really sure what to post this weekend, then I searched for photograph to accompany a blog post I had written and I remembered these taken in July 2011 whilst on our trip to Jersey. 
I moment I saw these photos again, I knew they were the ones. Located at the Underground War Tunnels. You can read about our trip to Jersey HERE and I wrote four posts about the War Tunnels – Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4

Taking part in Sepia Saturday

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationary & History; Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies and surname courses.
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11 Responses to Sepia Saturday 114 – Shoes

  1. Wendy says:

    The shoe theme has been so interesting ranging from frivolous entries (like mine!!) to heavy thought-provoking ones (like yours!!).


  2. Anglers Rest says:

    We had a lovely week there. The weather for July was not brilliant, but we did have a few nice days. We were on the plane home and decided to return for another week in the Autumn, and we did in Octobert, staying at the same hotel.


  3. Alan Burnett says:

    I have been to Jersey but not to the war tunnels – you are now tempting me to return. I read the rest of your posts on your trip there with interest.


  4. Anglers Rest says:

    I hope you enjoyed reading about Jersey. The items were either donated to the exhibition by Islanders who lived through the Occupation, the workers involved or were discovered after the Occupation ended.


  5. viridian says:

    I initially wasn't going to read your tunnel posts (lazy, or impatient I guess) but I am glad I did. I assume the boots were worn by some of the workers who dug the tunnels?


  6. Anglers Rest says:

    I agree with you Nell. I was very moved by what I saw and read, and again after our visit in Oct as we saw a few other things then. It is strange that an Island that I have no family connections to should actually feel of importance to me.


  7. Anglers Rest says:

    Absolutely they do Bob. That is why they were just the shoes to post about.


  8. Anglers Rest says:

    Thanks Kristin. It was very sobering. We visited on a really wet day in July. I might have shared it on one of the tunnel posts, but there is a photograph of an incomplete tunnel which demonstrates the hard work of those men who were captives as we had walked through completed tunnels. It was a lovely break, Jersey is a beautiful island and has protected and recorded it's history well. Watch out for future posts of our second break there during Oct 2011


  9. Little Nell says:

    I've been to those war tunnels Julie and it's a real eye-opener. Anyone who visits Jersey should try and see them. Very moving.


  10. Bob Scotney says:

    I'm glad I read the posts about the tunnels. These boots have a story to tell.


  11. Kristin says:

    Because of the shoe post I read all the posts about the tunnels. Sobering. I'm glad you chose these shoes to share.


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