HIGH STREET, ST PETER PORT, GUERNSEY, THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
STREET, ST PETER PORT
GUERNSEY - THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
Approximate Overall Size: 5 x 8 inches
Port, town and par., Guernsey, Channel Islands, on E. coast, 25 miles from St
Helier, Jersey, and 108 miles from Southampton, 1499 ac., called Guernsey; 2
Banks, 7 newspapers. St Peter Port is the chief town of Guernsey, and contains
the Court-house, the New Prison, &c. St Peter's Church is said to be the
finest in the Channel Islands. The harbour is extensive and commodious, occupying
an area of 73 ac., and enclosing a large anchorage ground, a floating dock,
building yards, a careening yard, and other conveniences for shipping. The mail
steamers are able to come alongside the piers at all states of the tide. On
a small rocky island close to the southern arm of the harbour is Castle Cornet,
of historical interest; and ½ m. S. of town is Fort George, a regular
fortification of considerable length. At St Peter Port is Elizabeth College.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Henry B Wimbush was one of Raphael
Tuck's most prolific artists, but despite his very high postcard output, he
remains a shadowy figure, only briefly chronicled in art dictionaries and reference
works. Although he first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1888, he was not
famous as a painter, and his work was not very well known.
CHANNEL ISLANDS: A group of islands, on the S.
side of the English Channel, 10 m. W. of coast of France and 80 m. S. of coast
of England. The principal members of the group are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney,
and Sark. Geographically connected with France, they have been politically attached
to England since the Conquest, and are now all that remain to it of the dukedom
of Normandy. The land is parcelled out among a great number of small proprietors,
and is carefully cultivated. The language is nearly the same as the old Norman
French, but English is taught in all the parochial schools.
CONDITION: Early 1900s Publication. Bookplate Print.
Period paper. Image is clear and clean. Suitable ageing. As Scanned. Would look
very nice framed. An art supply store can provide you with a selection of frames
for old art treasures.