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Saturday, 7 January 2012

"Slyman Crowcroft's Obsession With Busts"

  Cash sought for Peirson statue

St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft with a bronze bust of Major Peirson
St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft with a bronze bust of Major Peirson

DEVELOPERS with millions of pounds worth of projects planned for St Helier have been urged (or told?) to donate towards a statue for the hero of the Battle of Jersey.

Major Francis Peirson was 24 when he led the fight against the French in the Royal Square in 1781.
Although the English and Jersey forces triumphed, the young Yorkshireman was killed in the battle.

Friday marks the 231st anniversary of the Battle of Jersey, and the anniversary will be marked on Saturday in the Royal Square.

Although there are memorials to Major Peirson in the States building, the Town Hall and the Town Church – where the young Major was buried – there is no public monument celebrating his bravery.

1 comment:

  1. Why not "URGE" them to pay for something beneficial to the community?

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