Not to be confused with Lihou Reef and Cays
Lihou /'li.u/ is a small tidal island (95 vergées; 38½ acres; 15.6 hectares) that is part of the Channel Islands. It lies off the west coast of Guernsey and is the most westerly point in the Channel Islands. Coordinates: . The island was bought by the States of Guernsey in January 1995. Lihou is connected to Guernsey at low tide by an ancient stone causeway between the island and L'Eree headland. It is part of the Parish of St. Peter's. Lihou's bird and marine life makes it an important conservation area.
On the island are the ruins of the priory of St. Mary which is believed to have been established by Benedictine monks in the 12th century. The monks of the priory were by no means generally popular with the local people, who suspected them of devil worship. This animosity may be due to the monks' insistence on rights of wreck. Until 1415 it was under the control of Mont Saint Michel and thereafter under Eton College until the Reformation when it was closed and fell into disrepair.
The house on Lihou was used for target practice by heavy artillery during the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II. It has now been rebuilt as accommodation for school groups, and is used as an educational resource.
Out of the Italian Night: Wellington Bomber Operations, 1944-45/ bombers over Berlin: The RAF Offensive, November 1943-March 1944
Dec 01, 2003; Out of the Italian Night: Wellington Bomber Operations, 1944-45 by Maurice G. Lihou. Crowood Press/Airlife Publishing...
They did their duty and died; A federal report confirms the story of two trainmen who perished saving the lives of 300 passengers.(Donald Blain; Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
Apr 30, 2001; Kevin Lihou had long dreamed of becoming a train conductor. Finally, after 12 years of railway work, the 33-year-old...