ALBERT PIER No 1 (St. Helier Harbour)

This Plaque was removed during the building of the underpass.

The North Pier's foundation stone was laid in 1847, a year after South Pier had been renamed Victoria Pier, to mark the first visit in 1846 of the Queen and Prince Albert to Jersey. On its completion in 1853 it was named Albert Pier in the Prince's honour. It was built for the States of Jersey by Thomas Le Gros and Francis de la Mare at a cost of £549,000.

The Plaque said:- "THIS ALBERT PIER WAS BUILT FOR THE STATES OF JERSEY IN 1847 BY THOMAS LE GROS AND FRANCIS DE LA MARE AT THE COST OF £549,000."


ALBERT PIER No 2 (St. Helier Harbour)

Royal Militia PlaqueIn the second world war the Jersey Royal Militia sailed from the Albert Pier in June 1940 under the instructions of the British Government to leave Jersey undefended to forestall any armed German attack. The plaque reads:- "ROYAL MILITIA ISLAND OF JERSEY LEFT HERE FOR ENGLAND ON JUNE 20, 1940."

Albert Pier location shot


(See also Commercial Buildings, Victoria Pier, Old North Quay, New North Quay, Fort Regent)