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Allix's Shipbuilding Yard -St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 49° 10.596 W 002° 06.199
30U E 565353 N 5447475
Quick Description: This blue plaque marks the location of a former shipbuilding yard that has now been converted to a small park and kept as an open space.
Location: Jersey
Date Posted: 9/20/2017 4:43:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMWN4W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
This area of St. Helier is known as Havre des Pas and the bay was sheltered from tides and prevailing westerly winds making it a good place to build boats.

Another nearby sign has some information about the area and states that "the term "shipyard" is slightly misleading as the yards rarely had any clearly defined boundary, save a rope supported by stakes at regular intervals. Small vessels were built near the top of the beach, whilst larger ones were built in sand dunes above the beach."

The open space has now been planted as a small garden with benches and its previous history commemorated with an anchor, replica boat and a mosaic. It lies between a promenade above the beach and the road called Havre des Pas.

The plaque is on a wall in front of the yard on the promenade.
LA VINGTAINE DE LA VILLE DE ST. HELIER

THIS AREA
WAS ALLIX'S SHIPBUILDING YARD
IT WAS ACQUIRED FROM
MRS M.M. LE FEUVRE NEE ALLIX IN 1979
BY LA VINGTAINE DE LA VILLE
FOR PRESERVATION AS AN OPEN SPACE
Blue Plaque managing agency: LA VINGTAINE DE LA VILLE

Physical Address:
Allix's Shipyard
Pas des Havre Promenade
St. Helier, St. Helier Jersey


Individual Recognized: Not listed

Web Address: Not listed

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