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Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2016

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25 March – 10 May

This year the Channel Islands Heritage Festival has a maritime theme and explores the islands’ relationship with the sea. Take a look at Alderney’s events below or to view what’s happening on the other islands take a look at the programme of events.

Alderney Art Club Exhibition

25 – 31 March

Free admission. Pre Studio, St Anne.

Military History Walk – ‘Roman Defences’

25th March, 15 April, 6 May

Meet at The Nunnery for a tour of the defences with Alderney Society. 2 – 3pm, St Anne.

Fortification Boat Tour

26 & 30 March, 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30 April, 4 & 7 May

View the extensive fortifications from the sea. Meet at Alderney Sailing Club 2 – 4pm. £20 per adult, £16 per child. Book via Alderney Visitor Information Centre.

Lighthouse Tour

27 March, 3, 10, 17 & 24 April, 1 & 8 May

Climb Trinity Lighthouse and you may see over to France! 3.30 – 4.30pm. £4 per adult. £3 per child. Book via Alderney Visitor Information Centre.

Town Walk

28 March, 4, 11, 18 & 25 April

Uncover facts and historical information on a gentle walk around the town. Meet at Alderney Visitor Information Centre. Cost: £2 – 3.

Historically Wild

29 March, 5, 12, 19 & 26 April, 3 May

Discover a community bunker and other military places. 2 – 3.30pm. Cost: £6. Book via Alderney Visitor Information Centre.

Military History Walk – ‘Harbour’

1 & 22 April

Take a walk around the harbour with Alderney Society and discover its 18th century history.

Military History Walk – ‘Victorian Fortifications’

8 & 29 April

Join Alderney Society in a walk from Fort Albert to German Strongpoint Biberkopf, then onto Lager Norderney and Fort Château à L’Étoc at Arch Bay. 2 – 3pm. Cost: £6.

‘Wreck of the Stella’ Lecture

4 April

Find out about the wreck of the Stella which sank in 8 minutes in 1789. Free admission. 7 – 8pm at Alderney Museum.

The Granite Trail

10 & 24 April, 1 & 8 May

Discover the story of Alderney’s breakwater and railway with Alderney Society. Refreshments included. Adults £7, children £5.

‘Elizabethan Wreck’ Lecture

18 April

Interactive experience looking at the value of wrecks.Alderney Museum, 7 – 8pm. Free admission.

Harbour Walk

2 May

A day of free events at Alderney Harbour.

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Christina's early memories include boarding a plane to visit Kuwait at the age of two and taking big family holidays in Scotland, Cornwall and France. After enjoying time teaching in London and Holland and marrying into a family spread from Ireland to the Channel Islands and America, it is no surprise that along with husband Julian they trekked around the world when three of their five children were small. Christina now runs the family company and writes and helps with the Travelsmith web and social media sites. Email: