Saturday 6 September 2008

Buildings on the Market Place - The Bank

Numéro 16, Place des Halles, Preuilly sur Claise is currently a bank, but in 1920 it was Boucherie Gaultier (Gaultier's Butchery).

According to Roger Lezeau, on summer afternoons Madame Gaultier senior used to come out to sit in an arm-chair on the pavement to digest her lunch, shoulders covered by a shawl (fichu).

(Roger Lezeau's anecdote translated from his article in Les Cahiers de la Poterne, No34. Monsieur Lezeau was born in 1912 and is a great source of knowledge about the history of Preuilly.)


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