WV6548 : Royal Square, St Helier

Royal Square, St Helier
Royal Square, St Helier
A statue of the King George II (by John Cheere) was erected in the square in 1751 in gratitude of the king's gift of £200 for a new harbour, and the market place was renamed Royal Square, although the name has remained Lé Vièr Marchi (the old market).
One paving slab is engraved to inform us that the Battle of Jersey took place here on the 6th January 1781.
WV6548 : Battle of Jersey, Royal Square, St Helier
French forces attempted to seize Jersey as the island was used by British privateers threatening American shipping during the American Revolutionary War.
France was an ally of the United States.
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Sunday, 16 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 May, 2010
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MGRS: geotagged! WV 6520 4829 [10m precision]
WGS84: 49:11.0369N 2:6.3171W
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MGRS: geotagged! WV 6520 4829
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