The tale of the Jersey Mummy has all the hallmarks of a traditional “mummy” story, including an expedition, a possible curse… and an undignified end for the remains that had been so carefully preserved several thousand years ago. Nonetheless, the curiosity, brought to the island from Egypt, proved an interesting exhibit for some years in a local museum.
May was also the month in which the Princess Royal visited Jersey to open the new visitor centre at the zoo, and Jersey hosted the very first Grand Prix race to be held after the end of the Second World War. The event saw many competitors crashing out, but brought an impressive line-up of cars to the island, and some fast-paced action to the roads of St Aubin’s Bay.
In curious news, a mix up over where a wedding had taken place meant the ceremony had to be held for a second time, Lillie Langtry began her affair with the Prince of Wales, and a man was heavily fined… for swearing.