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David Bartram with Steer

Dave Bartram's Experiences

Dave Bartram has lived in Guernsey since 1997, previously working for Barclays Bank for over 35 years. Dave wanted a change of careers and completed tour guide accreditation to Silver level as well as caring for six steers and two calves. Dave has also been a beekeeper since 2011 and is President of the Guernsey Pétanque Association.

Dave's tours cover both town and country, and in his country tour you can learn more about why Dave decided to give up finance for farming. In both tours, you can learn about the past and present of Guernsey and how Dave's conservation efforts have made a difference. 

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The Experiences

Experience Guernsey with Gill Girard

Gill was born in Guernsey and has lived here for most of her life, working in the hospitality industry and for the last 20 years as a tour guide. She is passionate about our island and loves talking to people about the fascinating history, and we are proud to have her as our guide at The Old Government House Hotel.

Gill has family who were here throughout the occupation in the Second World War and some who were evacuated so has many family anecdotes to pass on. She was also the tour guide who helped the film crew research the very successful film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society book, a film about the occupation.

Le Tertre, the home of Jerry and Gill Girard, has been in the Girard family for generations since the early 1600s. It was quite common for the earlier generations to build a more "modern" house when times were good and the family now live in a Victorian villa built alongside the old house. The original farmhouse still stands on the property, built of locally quarried pink granite. Cider-making was an old Guernsey tradition for many of the farmers during the last few centuries. Jerry's father donated part of the cider press to the Folk Museum in Saumarez Park but the press itself is still on the property in Le Prinsaeux.

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