- …and yet more on old signage in France….
- Angie Palmer….Barrou…..next Friday
- Flooding in the Loire
- Breaking news….opening up the Vichy regime archives
- ….a little more on Marcel Marceau
- Marcel Marceau ~ une vie extraordinaire
- Liberation celebrations, Descartes, 1944
- The Touraine: host to the world’s first solar powered home…..in1864!
- Yet more on old french signs
- Gaston Monmousseau (1883-1960): trade unionist and political agitator of the Touraine.
- advertising signage Amboise Angers Arts Azay-le-Rideau Betz-le-Chateau Blois cable laying Catholic Church Chambord Chaumont-sur-Loire Chedigny Chenonceau Chinon Château Demarcation line Descartes dikes edf electrical cables Ferrière Larçon flint flooding floods four banal French architecture French Communist Party french electricity French Ministry of Culture French Postcards French railways French Resistance French Revolution French Traditions hemp Huguenot Indre Joan of Arc La Celle Guenand Langeais Le Chatelier Le Grand Pressigny Ligueil Loches Loire Loire nature Loire Valley Loire Valley History Louis XI Luynes Martin of Tours Montbazon Montresor Museum of Prehistory Museum of Prehistroire Neuilly le Brignon paganism Paulmy Plessis-les-Tours prehistory silex Touraine Touraine History Touraine map Tours troglodyte underground electricity Ussé vineyards Vouvray Wars of Religion werewolves Women's Fashion Women's History World War II
Category Archives: Off the wall historical stuff
Marcel Marceau’s extraordinary talent for pantomime entertained audiences around the world for over sixty years but did you know that it also saved hundreds of Jewish children during the Holocaust. Born to a Jewish family in Strasbourg, France in 1923, … Continue reading
Well, who can explain the story behind the image below of happenings in the sky above the Touraine during the 5th to the 15th August, 1670? I have no idea if the blazing planks represent comets or meteors ~ but … Continue reading
Q. What is the deadly connection between Halifax in Yorkshire, England and the French Revolution? The first person to get this question correct will win a prize! I look forward to hearing from you all.
Just to let you know that I have written a shortish (36 page) booklet, “The life and family of William Penn: 260 years of bloody colonial history”. It covers: The Amassing of Wealth by the Penn family; Political Duplicity; Irish … Continue reading
Well this blog is going great guns! Since November last year there have been 8,700 visits and, as you can see from the graph below, the trend of visits is on the up. I’m sure that some of you out … Continue reading
Hi all ~ regular readers may remember that I’ve been writing a (very) short booklet on Early Quakerism with especial reference to Bristol, UK. It’s the first of two such booklets, the second being on the history of the family … Continue reading
Earlier this month, my friend, Simon Woodman, had a long, long rant on facebook about the lengthy, and seemingly everlasting, roadworks and delays he experiences during his daily commute between Bristol and Cardiff. This blog is by way of saying … Continue reading