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10 May 2012: An Architectural History of St. Helier

The next meeting of the Jersey Society in London, on 10 May, is an illustrated talk by David Le Lay. Details of the venue and booking arrangements will be posted here closer to the date.

The planning and architecture of St. Helier reflects the English influence upon Jersey from about 1800. Throughout the nineteenth century it grew from its mediaeval core around the church to fill the whole of the natural amphitheatre that lies inland. It includes many fine examples of Regency architecture which are grossly under-valued, especially in Jersey itself.

David Le Lay was born in Jersey and was educated at St. John’s School and Hautlieu. He studied architecture at the Canterbury School and the Regent Street Polytechnic. In 1970 he established his own practice in Chelsea, which still flourishes, though David retired in 2005.