Richard Le Fort was at the Battle of Hastings in
1066. The legend is that he saved William, the Duke of Normandy,
by use of his shield. He then adopted the name Fort Escu ( Strong
shield ) and returned to France to found the French Fortescu
Branch. His son Adam, who also fought at the Battle of Hastings,
settled in South Devon near Modbury. All English Fortescue's are
descended from him. To visit the Fortescue Genealogy Database
Cannes - Grasse railway timetable for Winter
1938 added. The line closed many years ago but is presently
being rebuilt. Re-opening of it is scheduled for late 2004. Click here
to learn about the rebuilding.
Grasse has a superb new webcam which gives
fabulous views of the town, surrounding mountains and sea. Click here
to see live pictures from Grasse now!
The 1901 census of
England shows Winifred and her family living at the vicarage at
Great Bealings, Suffolk. To see the census sheet in detail click here.
It is in Adobe format, if you do not have Adobe download the
latest version free via the link on the 1901 census page or visit
The original 'Perfume from Provence,' 1935 and 'Sunset House', 1937, were
illustrated by E H Shepard (1879-1976). To read more about
this famous illustrator click here.
Le Cabanon - Opio. This lovely little cafe & art
studio under the trees in Opio is threatened with closure. It
appears some of the artistic & musical activities held there
are not appreciated by all in Opio. The owner Mme. Jo Meyer is
trying to raise a petition to present to the Mayor in order to
stay open. Visit her web site by clicking
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