Alderney’s historic fortifications appeared on a new stamp issue

July 29th, 2015 is glad to inform that Alderney Post has prepared for releasing a special set of stamps featuring just a small selection of the many historic forts on the island.

The issue consisting of six items was put into circulation on the 22d of July.

Living Island is a pioneering tourism and community development project which focuses on Alderney's wildlife and history. Launched in 2013, the project was set up with the specific aims of:

  • protecting the environment and historic buildings;

  • supporting the local tourism economy by demonstrating the value of heritage;

  • promoting Alderney's history and wildlife to local people and visitors; and

  • improving local biodiversity by encouraging good management of valuable habitats

Alderney's concentration of historic fortifications, such as those depicted across the stamps, are an obvious choice for attracting new visitors whilst inspiring local people about their heritage. These include the Roman fort at Longis Bay, which in Alderney is known as The Nunnery.

Continuously inhabited for at least 5,000 years, Alderney is an island full of fascinating historical sites which reflect its turbulent past.

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