Did your ancestors live and work in the commercial centre of St Helier?
King Street is the heart of St Helier and its main shopping area. This was not always the case, because it was once a back street (Rue de derrière) with open marshland behind. Today it is a thriving commercial precinct, its Victorian properties commanding substantial rents. We have completed a detailed examination of the history of the street and individual properties, and the people who lived in them through the 19th century and into the 20th, as well as many more fascinating insights into the history of the street.
This has now been followed by a similar examination of the history of Halkett Place, another major town centre shopping centre, and we are now embarking on our latest project in this series, looking at Queen Street, the eastern extension of King Street.