7 Grosvenor Street, St Helier, Jersey
These two broadsheets and the seven issues of the magazines Jersey Theatre and Jersey Forum are the only items known to have been published by Frowd, all during the German Occupation of Jersey. By the end of 1944 it was very hard to find paper for printing purposes as it all had to come from France and the situation deteriorated after the Allies invaded Normandy in June 1944 when the Channel Islands (with 17,000 German troops) were cut off from all supplies, including food. It was a difficult time to start publishing.
Alan Michael Frowd was born in Suffolk on 6th February 1921, so was only 23 years old in 1944. He went to school in St Leonards on Sea in Sussex. In February 1939 aged 17y, he skidded while driving a Citroen car which somersaulted across a field in Lamberhurst Quarter and ended up a pond, according to a newspaper account (1). Frowd and his brother Denis escaped with cuts and bruises. In 1940 aged 19y he moved to Jersey as a conscientious objector with a friend named René Hermann Franoux (b 1917) and they were trapped there when the Germans invaded the island in July 1940. Towards the end of the Occupation they harboured in their flat on Grosvenor Terrace for 18 months an escaped Russian prisoner of war named Fyodor Burriy (2)
I think that Frowd may have worked in Public Relations for finance companies in the U.K. after the war and died in Surrey in 1995. His wife Barbara Mary neé Gray, died in 2001. If you know about him, please contact me.
1. Kent and Sussex Courier, 10th February 1939, page 7.
2. Carr et al. (2014). Protest, Defiance and Resistance in the Channel Islands: German Occupation, 1940-45. London: Bloomsbury.
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FRW-44.1: Indictment by Winter Le Brocq (Folded broadsheet)
FRW-45.1: Spring - 1945 by Winter Le Brocq (Folded broadsheet)