Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

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Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:13 pm

The heritage weekend in Blaye this year will include these chaps Le Garde Chauvin.
Think I might take the Baker down and give them a thrill !!!! I will also take my Canon (camera) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:00 pm

I sent an email to them and got a reply today. They are looking forward to meeting me........
Taking my camera and my Baker with some powder and wads to make some noise :razz: :razz:

This is from today's paper..........



I just hope we have a dry weekend!
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Re: Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

Postby Aughnanure » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:58 pm

"I just hope we have a dry weekend!"

Mais pourquoi pas de vin?
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Re: Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

Postby DuncaninFrance » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:51 am

Ah c'est une autre affaire Eoin !!!
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Re: Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:17 pm

Well, as I arranged, I paid a visit to the encampment of Le Garde Chauvin in the Citadelle of Blaye today where they were taking part in a Heritage weekend.. I finished up with about 150 photographs.
Here are some images that I took. I shall be editing the best and sending them copies.









They have a lot of kit but the 'firelocks' look a bit dodgy to me.

A lot of interest ion the Baker :razz: :razz: :razz:
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Re: Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

Postby Niner » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:46 pm

Not as "dodgy" as some I saw recently.

Speaking of "dodgy" , why is that reenactors all over the globe seem to include a lot of gray headed, pot bellied, old men that are totally unfit for service in any army by anybodies stretch of imagination?
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Re: Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:34 pm

Duncan

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Re: Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

Postby Niner Delta » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:31 pm

Maybe the same reason that the people at nude beaches are NOT the ones you want to see naked....... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Fête du Patrimoine - Blaye 17 + 18 September.....

Postby Niner » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:38 pm

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