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World Jersey Cattle Bureau Commemoration - St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 49° 11.108 W 002° 06.136
30U E 565417 N 5448424
Quick Description: This sculpture of cattle and plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau. It was unveiled by Sir Philip Bailhache, Bailiff of Jersey on the 29th September 2001.
Location: Jersey
Date Posted: 9/14/2017 9:23:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMWK52
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo
Views: 7

Long Description:

A plaque nearby tells the story of the sculpture.
La Vaque dé Jèrri
byJohn McKenna
Royal Society of British Sculptures

A Tribute to the island breed and a commemoration of
the 50th anniversary of The World Jersey Cattle Bureau

unveiled by
Sir Philip Bailhache, Bailiff of Jersey
29th September 2001

The Jersey Cow with its origin in the island of Jersey,
has long been recognised as a superior dairy animal
through its natural ability to produce rich milk.
Protected in its island home by legislation
dating from 1763, the breed has been exported
around the world since the 18th century.

Sculpture commissioned by by the Year of the Jersey Association
and generously funded by donations from Jersey and overseas
The sculpture group consists of a bull, 2 cows and a calf standing around a cattle trough full of water. One of the cows is drinking from the trough, and the calf is looking at a Crepaud Toad on the ground (a rare breed of toad only found on the island).

Sir Philip Bailhache, Bailiff of Jersey
"Sir Philip Martin Bailhache, KBE (born 28 February 1946) is a Jersey politician and lawyer. He was elected as a Senator in the States of Jersey in October 2011 and serves as an Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister. He previously held elected office as Deputy of Grouville 1972-1975. Between 1975 and 2009, he successively held office as Solicitor General, Attorney General, Deputy Bailiff and Bailiff of Jersey...

...In 1989 he became one of the first two Queen's Counsel learned in the law of Jersey. He received a knighthood in 1996. In 2006, he was awarded l'Ordre de la Pléiade (Grand Officier class) by l'Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie. He is an honorary fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford (elected 1995) and an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple (2003)." Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Bailhache
What was opened/inaugurated?: Statue commemorating 50th anniversary of the creation of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Sir Philip Martin Bailhache, KBE

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 29th September 2001

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