New Audio-Visual Installation ‘Layers of Time’ at 16 New Street.

Publish date: 04 Jun 2024

Discover the remarkable story of how 16 New Street fell into decline in a brand new immersive installation ‘Layers of Time’.

Twenty years ago 16 New Street sat boarded up and neglected, its splendour as one of the finest 18th-century townhouses in St Helier concealed beneath layers of paint, pigeon detritus and discarded shop fittings.

Due to the perilous condition of the building, the future of 16 New Street was uncertain until the National Trust for Jersey invested over £1,000,000 in a groundbreaking transformation that required incredible skill, ingenuity and resilience.

‘Layers of Time’ brings to life the story of 16 New Street told through its inhabitants. As you travel forwards in time from the building’s construction in the 1730s you are introduced to residents from the past: Ann Journeaux, who lived in the house in the early 1800s… Henry and Edith Le Gros, caretakers of the YMCA, who resided at 16 New Street during the Occupation era. As the mood of the exhibition changes from joy to despair, you experience the building’s demise from a luxurious residence to a derelict ruin – and back again, as the team of craftsmen who were intimately involved in the building’s restoration tell their stories of how they brought 16 New Street back to life.

‘Layers of Time’ opens on Friday 7 June.

Catherine Ward, Museums Manager for the Trust: “Layers of Time pays tribute to the people who lived and worked at 16 New Street. As visitors experience the stories of the past, and discover what might have been lost were it not for the intervention of the Trust, we hope they will feel empowered to do more to save Jersey’s historic buildings which are still at risk today.”

‘Layers of Time’ is open to the public during normal opening hours:
Wednesday, Thursday Friday (10am – 4pm)

Admission to 16 New Street Georgian House:
£7 Adults; £3 Children; Trust Members FREE

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