We've had a very nice letter from Roger Lezeau. Monsieur Lezeau was born in 1912, so he is now 96 years old and lives in a retirement home.
Translated into English his letter says:
'I understand that you are the owners of the old grain merchant's Poupineau Bardon.
This has a whole history that is generally ignored, but which I have had the happiness to discover with near certainty.
I would be happy to make contact with you and talk about this with you.
I have written, and am waiting to be printed, a booklet on the subject that I could lend to you long enough for you to take a photocopy.
I saw Bernard de la Motte yesterday. In any event, I would be happy to make your acquaintance.
I am available every morning between 8.30 and 11.00 o'clock maximum, in room No xx
A telephone call would be good, in order to make a suitable time.
Very sincerely and see you soon perhaps.'
Naturally, I have written back to him to let him know when we will next both be in town together and to that say I will telephone him for an appointment closer to that time. I can't wait to see what he reveals about our house!