Tag Archive for 'lihou island'

Lihou House receives donation from the Sure Community Foundation

February 8th, 2014 by Sure

The Sure Community Foundation has donated kitchen equipment to the Lihou Charitable Trust. The foundation has bought £350 worth of pots, pans and crockery, as well as providing £750 to maintain one of the bedrooms. Richard Curtis, warden of the Lihou Charitable Trust, said “the house is well used by so many school parties, groups […]

Lihou House on Lihou Island to reopen on 5 August 2013

July 23rd, 2013 by Lihou Charitable Trust

Guernsey residents raised £60,000 to replace the roof of Lihou House on Lihou Island off Guernsey’s west coast. Richard Curtis, Lihou Charitable Trust warden, is grateful to all those who helped make the replacement of the roof possible by fundraising and donating their time. “We’ve had quiz nights, tea and coffee open days on Lihou […]

Floral Guernsey’s Spring Festival Week begins on 20 April 2013

March 31st, 2013 by Floral Guernsey

Floral Guernsey’s Spring Festival Week returns on Saturday 20 April 2013 with a diverse programme of events running throughout the island until Monday 29 April. The initiative, aimed at all gardeners and budding botanists, features a number of guided walks, open gardens and talks from experts including award-winning landscape designer Cleve West, who will deliver […]

The Lihou Island Charitable Trust Easter egg hunt on 5 April 2012

March 24th, 2012 by Lihou Charitable Trust

On 5 April 2012 The Lihou Charitable Trust holds its Easter egg hunt in and around the grounds of Lihou House. Booking is essential Please book by sending a text to 07781 139123 or by emailing friendsoflihou @ cwgsy.net On 5 April, please register at 11 am for an 11.30 am start. The cost is […]

Lihou Island photovoltaic panels reduce diesel fuel costs

February 9th, 2012 by Lihou Charitable Trust

Lihou Island off the west coast of Guernsey has no connection to the electricity mains supply.  The house on Lihou Island has relied on a diesel generator to provide electricity until Jon Heaume donated 14 photovoltaic panels, and inverters and batteries, to the Lihou Charitable Trust. These were installed in the courtyard of Lihou house […]

Ellie Harrison of BBC’s Countryfile goes ormering around Lihou Island

January 27th, 2012 by Richard Lord

BBC One’s Countryfile came to Guernsey in early January 2012 to film island life. Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison searched the intertidal area around Lihou Island off Guernsey’s west coast for the ormer, Haliotis tuberculata, which is a large marine snail that is a culinary delicacy.

Guernsey Conservation Volunteers remove marine borne litter from the Lihou Island shore

February 23rd, 2011 by Guernsey Conservation Volunteers

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers cleared marine borne and local litter off the Lihou Island shore on Saturday 19 February 2011. The nine volunteers filled four large black bin bags. Two of the bin bags were filled with plastic bottles that had washed ashore. The GCV volunteers found also a crab pot, a gas cylinder, an […]

Cornish blackfish, Centrolophus medusophagus, caught off Lihou Island on 19 June 2010

June 25th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Cornish blackfish, Centrolophus medusophagus, is a poorly known fish.  It is not uncommon at a depth of over 200 to 300 metres.  It is caught by trawlers working out of the west coast of Ireland, but to find one in a gill net set in 20 feet of water to the south of Lihou […]