The Jurisdiction of Guernsey is a possession of the Crown in right of Guernsey in the English Channel, off the coast of Normandy. The jurisdiction embraces not only all ten parishes on the island of Guernsey, but also the much smaller inhabited islands of Herm, Jethou and Lihou together with many small islets and rocks. The jurisdiction is not part of the United Kingdom, however defence and most foreign relations are handled by the British Government.
The name "Guernsey", as well as that of neighbouring "Jersey", is of Old Norse origin. The second element of each word, "-ey", is the Old Norse for "island", while the original root, Guern(s), is of uncertain origin and meaning.
St Peter Port Breakwater - (Location of 8 Bailiwick Records (Angler Fish, Couchs Sea Bream, Lesser Spotted Dogfish, Flounder, Smooth Hound, Tadpole Fish, Whiting and Ballan Wrasse)). As the records show, the St Peter Port breakwater is good fishing for many species. Located just passed Castle Cornet in the town of St Peter Port. The breakwater is a light house on the end of a pier. It offers easy access and safe fishing although it can be a very busy site due to this facts.
The guernsey is the mainstay of Guernsey's knitting industry which can be dated back to the late 15th century when a royal grant was obtained to import wool from England and re-export knitted goods to Normandy and Spain. Peter Heylin described the manufacture and export of "waste-cotes" during the reign of Charles I. The first use of the name "guernsey" outside of the island is in the 1851 Oxford Dictionary, but the garment was in use in the bailiwick before that.
The guernsey came into being as a garment for fishermen who required a warm, hard wearing, yet comfortable item of clothing that would resist the sea spray. The hard twist given to the tightly packed wool fibres in the spinning process and the tightly knitted stitches, produced a finish that would "turn water" and is capable of repelling rain and spray.
The guernsey was traditionally knitted by the fishermen's wives and the pattern passed down from mother to daughter through the generations. This is a practice which still exists today with the final finishing of the machine-knit parts completed by hand.
OLD WASHINGTON — A 13-year-old boy suffered multiple burns Saturday when a fire ignited while he was refueling a lawn mower at a Larrick Ridge Road farm. The boy reportedly suffered burns to his torso and neck ... Subsequent calls to the GuernseyCounty Sheriff's Office reported the fire had spread to the outbuilding and then the garage ... .
"Given all of her convictions, Ohio law requires the court to merge the charges into one for sentencing," said GuernseyCounty Prosecutor LindseyAngler. "The prosecutor's office then selects the charge on which the defendant will be sentenced ...Murder case bound over to Guernsey Co.
Beckner has served with the GuernseyCountyEMA office for 23 years, the last 18 years as director ... After retiring, Beckner plans to tend to jobs around the house until her husband, Tom, retires from the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office at the end of August.
A California man who reportedly assumed his brother's identity when he was arrested by city police officers is facing a new charge filed in the CambridgeMunicipal Court... Riggleman, 32, faces a first-degree misdemeanor charge of falsification for allegedly lying to officers and identifying himself as Dylin C ... He told officers he could not breath.
A wellness check request for a motorist at a Cambridge gas station Tuesday led to the discovery of suspected narcotics, three firearms and a significant amount of cash by city police officers ...Officers charged the driver, Donald W ... He remains incarcerated in the GuernseyCountyJail.
School officials contacted the GuernseyCounty Sheriff's Office during the evening hours Tuesday and an investigation was conducted by law enforcement ... "We will continue to work closely with the Guernsey County Sheriff's Office and rely on their expertise in such matters," said Dettra.