To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the ‘Line in the Sand’, The National Trust for Jersey has produced a ‘coffee table’ style book charting the history of Plémont from pre-historic times, its subsequent incarnation as a thriving post-war holiday destination to the more recent political debates and campaign to save it as a wild and natural space.
The book is a collection of papers written by some of the many individuals who played a part in the saving of Plémont from development and its restoration as an open space for the enjoyment of all.
Full of beautiful images, the book outlines the history of the site, the heyday of tourism, the campaign and the renaissance of Plémont, it also includes all of the names of those islanders who signed the petition in 2006 calling for Plémont to be saved from development and to be publicly acquired for the people of Jersey.
The book has taken The National Trust for Jersey three years to come to fruition and has been an extensive but ultimately worthwhile task to set out the incredible story of this unique place. It has involved the time and expertise of two editors; namely Chris Bright and Sir Philip Bailhache, some seventeen contributors and a plethora of photography both new and archived images. The book was designed locally by The Idea Works.
Whether you campaigned to save Plémont, are interested the history of Parkin’s holiday camp and its first camp entertainment manager – Peter Sellers - or just love books about Jersey – ‘Saving Plémont for the People’ has something for everyone.
Priced at £30.00 the book is available from The Elms, the headquarters of the National Trust and from its Georgian House in 16 New Street. All proceeds from sales will go towards the Trust’s Coastline Campaign.