If Walls Could Talk

March 02, 2017

Home is where the heart is, but how much do you actually know about yours? Each room provides an insight into ever-shifting attitudes to privacy, class, cleanliness and technology. In his second talk at 16 New Street, Peter Le Rossignol guides you through the family home, room by room, to discover what people actually did in bed, in the bath, at the table and at the stove – and why did it take two centuries for the flushing toilet to catch on?

Constructed in the 1730s, 16 New Street is undoubtedly the finest remaining Georgian town house in St Helier and, as such, presents a wonderful example of the elegant architectural style and fashions of 18th century Jersey. 16 New Street is situated just off the main shopping precinct in St Helier.