Hepburns are pleased to be continuing its sponsorship of the Jersey Heritage Trusts ‘Battle of Jersey Exhibition’ through the Schools Programme. This programme aims to invite over 800 Year 4 children to visit the Battle of Jersey exhibition and receive an informative and educational talk about the Battle of Jersey and its importance to Jersey. Children will be enteratined by an 18th century soldier, one of the Jersey Heritage Trust expert living history team who will bring the story of the battle to life.

Not only was this the favourite painting of the Duke of Wellington, it can also claim John Cleese and the Prince of Wales amongst its devotees. Celebrating the British victory over the French in 1781 in the Battle of Jersey and paying tribute to the commander of the British forces, 24-year old Major Francis Peirson, who was killed leading his troops, this is perhaps the most important painting in Jersey’s history and has come to represent the Island’s nationhood, status and loyalty to the Crown.

More information on this important exhibition can be found at the Jersey Heritage Trust website.