VALERIE Wallington’s un peu de tout et de rien gave us a very varied and pleasant afternoon.
After some French jokes and an entertaining quiz, we heard about an unusual tourist attraction In France. The village of Saint Joseph is a sort of museum, consisting of a whole village that has been beautifully reconstructed in the style of the year 1900. Visitors are able to walk around it to experience the ambience of those distant days.
As well as houses and a village school, there are shops and workshops from the past covering a great range of trades and occupations, such as clock-making, carpentry, all sorts of farming skills and the motor and electrical trades.It appealed to many of us as a tourist destination because it is situated only about ten kilometres from Calais.
Our next meeting, on Tuesday, May 13, will be La France d’aujourd ‘hui, when people are invited to introduce topics relevant to the current situation in France or francophone countries. As usual, all are welcome and the venue is Holy Redeemer church hall in Upper Church Road, St Leonards at 2.30pm.