Meet the bigamist, the prostitute and the meat pie and sausage poisoner
Thursday 5th January 2012, 2:58PM GMT.
DETAILS about a bigamist, two prostitutes and a man who ‘adulterated’ pork pies and sausages are among 200 records which have been released by Jersey Archive this week.
Each year the Archive, run by Jersey Heritage, releases files which have remained secret for periods of 30, 75 and 100 years.
And this year’s batch offers a fascinating insight into the criminal misdemeanours of Islanders of days gone by, as well as minutes of Jersey’s Defence Committee between the First and Second World Wars and details of those admitted to hospital.
The records are all now available to be viewed at the Archive, in Clarence Road.
Linda Romeril, head of archives and collections at Jersey Archive, said: ‘Each year Jersey Heritage opens more documents for people to view at the Archive.
‘While many of our documents are open for public access from the moment they arrive at the Archive, some files with sensitive personal data are closed for a certain period of time to protect individual’s privacy.’