A new version of the Occupation Tapestry book marks the 75th anniversary year of Liberation. It tells the story of a community project that provokes a deep sense of pride, draws immense praise and can move people to tears.
Community spirit runs through the Occupation Tapestry, in what it represents and how it was created. Each of the original 12 panels was created in a different parish and the 13th panel toured all 12 parishes, offering every Islander the opportunity to sew a stitch.
This third edition includes a new 13th panel of the Tapestry. Created in 2015, 20 years after the original tapestry was completed, it marks a shift in the Liberation and Occupation story. Designed by Wayne Audrain, who designed the original tapestry, the newest panel remembers the victims of Nazism, acts of resistance and how the Island has marked Liberation over the years, including acts of conciliation, peace-making and hopes for the future.
The guide book will be available to buy from Jersey Heritage.