Alderney Forts

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Sheets of 10



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 our 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. This stamp issue features just a small selection of the many historic forts on the island.


Date of Issue 22 July 2015
Designer Mark Totty
Photographer Martin Batt
Printer BDT International
Values 42p, 56p, 57p, 62p, 68p, 77p
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 31.3mm deep x 40.64mm wide
Paper 120gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
Sheet 10
Perforation 14 x 15
Cylinder A