7th March 2013
As part of the redevelopment of the old JCG building it has been agreed between the Jersey Development Company and Jersey College for Girls that the original oak panelled library will return to JCG at its Mont Millais address.
The original College building in Rouge Bouillon was built in 1887 and the extension where the library is located was built in 1891-92. The oak panelling was given by the Trust Governors of the time as a gift to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the College. Until now, the oak panelled library has remained in the old building.
‘Our Old Girls with fond memories of school life in the Rouge Bouillon building have been greatly concerned about the future of the library which is in itself aesthetically pleasing and a significant part of the College’s heritage’ commented Leanda Guy, JCG Foundation Director. ‘We are delighted that the Foundation has been able to secure the old JCG library which can now be enjoyed and admired by past, present and future students of JCG.’
Lee Henry, Managing Director of the Jersey Development Company said: ‘We welcome the opportunity to return the oak library to the JCG foundation and school. The library was obviously a significant gift to mark an important milestone in the school’s history, I’m delighted it will once again play an important role in the current school’s activities.’
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Further information is available from Leanda Jane Guy, Foundation Director (Email [email protected])