The event doubles up as a National Trust fundraiser.
Organiser Andrew Carey's grandmother founded the event in the 1970s and it's as popular today as it was back then
"We think we might have 5000 people here it has always been popular I think this might be the only traditional Guernsey event in the calendar for me it is a really nice evening lots of traditional things to look at to eat but it also a night where you are probably going to meet somebody you were at school with or you haven't seen for a long time those sorts of things its informal its a gentle evening and people tend to love it!"
– ANDREW CAREY, ORGANISER
It is held at Saumarez Park on the first Monday in July and runs from about 6pm until dusk (dusk being around 9.30 or later) not early like it is in Alabama, USA.. The evening draws an enormous number of locals and visitors alike.
Lé Viaer Marchi is an evening show, organised by the National Trust of Guernsey. It showcases local craftsmanship in Guernsey's history and holds displays showing the way in which Guernsey men and women used to live. Guernsey Bean Jar, Guernsey Gache (a type of fruit bread) and Hard Cider are also on offer. There is also a selection of activities for children to make the evening accessible to all islanders. There are stalls set up for various bric-a-brac. Local woodcarvers showcase their wares, and local women make Guernsey butter and lace.
The first photograph showed a Guernsey Cow ...the pure breed that is on the island and yields very high quality milk ...
My Husband Danny loved to see the people dressed in traditional Guernsey custumes ..and they were all very happy to pose for the occasion
Below they are repairing rush chairs
So I will leave you for now and will come back with the start of some our adventures in France including a visit to The Bayeux Tapestry, Markets ...etc ...
See you there
à la prochaine!
(Guernsey French Patois for 'Goodbye')