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  20th Century Tapestry
by rexvaughan
 
 

The citizens of Guernsey's millinium project was a 10-panel "tapestry" illustrating 10 centuries of local history. Technically, it is an embroidery rather than a tapestry, but quite lovely and thorough in its portrayal of local history. Each parish on the island was responsible for one panel and one century and there was very wide participation. We bought 10 postcards with the panels and the picture is the 20th Century one done by the citizens of the parish of St. Peter Port. It shows the Guernsey flag top center and honors agriculture, finance and tourism as major local industries. The tapestry is well presented in its own small museum with audio explanations of each panel. Well worth a visit and the 3.50 GBP cost. It is a source of local pride. When I asked the young lady at the ticket desk if it was as good as the Bayeau Tapestry, she replied with a smile, "It is better."

Address: St. James, College Street
Directions: Just west of the High Street. It is housed in St. James, a former church which is now an arts center.
Phone: 01481 727104
Website: http://www.guernseytapestry.org.gg/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 22, 2004
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