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Châtellerault

September 8, 2018 by

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We enjoyed an interesting day in Châtellerault on the river Vienne, a tributary of the mighty Loire, the longest river in France. It flows through Limoges, where we spent a wonderful Christmas and Chinon, one of our favourite towns, before joining the Loire.

The Duke of Windsor and Château Candé

September 2, 2018 by

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Château Candé is one of the unexpected delights of the Loire Valley, especially for English tourists because this is where they lost their King to love. This is where Edward VIII married Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom he gave up everything, his Crown, his country, his family, his very identity of who he was […]

Two Faces of Sheffield

September 2, 2018 by

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    On the one hand, the Council seems hell bent on selling the family silver viz; its heritage, on the other hand locals seem equally hell bent on preserving it. Take, for example, the art gallery. It’s in a lovely art deco library, the library the Council wanted to lease to a Chinese company […]