Seaplane Bungalow at Jerbourg in St Martin’s was built 100 years ago this year from what had previously been a hut used by the French military at the Castle Emplacement as part of its seaplane operations to and from the island.
The structure of the original hut can still be seen inside the property, although it has since been extended.
To celebrate the property’s centenary and raise funds, people could buy tickets to attend a party in a marquee erected in a nearby field.
During the afternoon they were treated to musical entertainment, poetry readings and afternoon tea as well as being able to look inside the house and see photos and learn more about its history.
Some of the items had been loaned by the Priaulx Library, and there were pictures of French seaplanes as used between 1917 and 1919 in island waters.
Cheshire Home patron and chair of its support group Cherry McMillen was keen to acknowledge Les Cotils for supplying the food for the afternoon tea free of charge and the huge team of volunteers who made the event possible.
Thanks must also go to Evans and Co, Ray Lowe of the Event Group, St Martin Douzaine, Castel Douzaine and many others including individuals who gave of their time as well as those who made various donations.
Pictured is Maggie Talbot-Cull, who has lived in the house for 40 years, and Fiona Mclaren outside the unique Seaplane Bungalow
Thanks to Guernsey Press for the photo!
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