08 August 2022
Following the completion of the project to restore Howard Davis Hall, in Howard Davis Park, the Government of Jersey is proud to announce a public open day on Sunday 14 August from 10am to 3pm for Islanders to view the newly renovated building.
The building was officially opened by the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton GCB, in a private ceremony on Tuesday 28 June.
Howard Davis Park and Howard Davis Hall were gifted to the people of Jersey by T B Davis in 1939, in memory of his son, who died at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Howard Davis Hall was originally part of a larger property called La Plaisance, which included gardens that now form Howard Davis Park, and had a billiard room and adjoining ladies’ viewing gallery with a private salon. These rooms have all been restored and decorated with their original purpose in mind.
This Grade 1 listed building, full of original features, has been carefully restored using funds from the Fiscal Stimulus Fund, with restoration work carried out by specialist local crafts persons, tradespeople and construction professionals. Howard Davis Hall also features second-hand furniture and decorative fixtures, sourced and renovated locally.
Howard Davis Hall is available as a unique events space for hire. The website www.howarddavishall.je will be live by the end of August.
Superintendent Registrar, Claire Follain, said: “I’m delighted to be able to showcase Howard Davis Hall at a public open day, an event which is very much in the spirit of the original gift of the building and park to the people of Jersey. I hope as many people as possible can come along to see this beautiful and iconic building that has been so carefully restored, and which remains dedicated to the memory of a much loved son.”