LE VIAER MARCHI PART 2

We braved the light showers and diversions around the Rohais and it was worth it. This year there was a display of Occupation-era wireless sets. Illegal to own and operate under pain of severe punishment including deportation by the Nazi forces, the information and entertainment they provided must have been like a ray of light cutting through a very long and dark night… There was an interesting collection of bric-a-brac but unfortunately my partner Bev prevented me from making a purchase as she didn’t want ‘any more clutter’ brought home! Optimistically the books were outside and risked being reduced to pulp…We couldn’t take more than a couple of steps without running into someone we knew. It’s a fantastic island get together and many people spoke to me in Guernsey French (Guernesiais), knowing my interest in the island’s Norman dialect. As a new islander it’s always lovely to hear…

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