A new page showing a certificate presented to Winifred
Fortescue by ASSOCIATION DES FRANÇAIS
LIBRES,and signed personally by
General de Gaulle in 1946. Click here.
'Mountain Madness' - Readers may recall that
Winifred wrote this book at the cottage 'Many Waters' on the
Stonehurst Estate, Sussex following her escape from occupied France. A
presentation copy from Winifred to her 'landlady' in 1943 has recently
been secured. Click here to see her
inscription in the front of the book.
New page featuring the
Chemins de Fer de Provence, the
narrow gauge railway line that used to pass through The Domaine.
Certain dust jacket pictures improved, others will
The present owner of The Domaine has launched a web
site featuring her splendid artwork and some views of the garden.
Updated photographs of the graves
at Opio added.
See the visitors book
for a nice early copy of 'The Story of a Red Deer' that's
The Cannes page has been
started and at present has a photo of the old Sunny Bank Hospital
where Sir John Fortescue died in 1933.
An original letter, written by
Lady Fortescue in 1938, to a visitor who had stayed with her has
recently been secured. It is a
really marvellous find, (albeit a rather expensive one), and is now
displayed on the site. Click here to go
direct to the page.
1990's Black Swan paperbacks, better quality
The 1901 census page has been re-titled Suffolk
Origins and now contains information and photo's from Winifred's
home village of Great Bealings, Suffolk. Click
here to see the church of St. Mary
where her father was rector at the time of her birth in 1888.
Additional photo's of Ware
in Hertfordshire, Brittany and an early
aerial postcard with four views of
For some time now I have been researching the Cannes
area for a new page. One of the locations to include will be The
Sunny Bank Hospital which is mentioned mainly in 'There's
Rosemary There's Rue', where Sir John Fortescue died. I am pleased
to report that despite closure and demolition of the buildings in
Sunny Bank Association is alive and well and planning a brand
new care home establishment on the Riviera. I hope to include a
picture of the old hospital in the future. In the meantime visit their
which has an interesting history page.
Early aerial photo of the area near The Domaine. Click
Are you viewing with a broadband connection ? If you
are, have a look at the Nice Tourisme Office web cam - it is now
providing excellent live streaming video from the Promenade des
Anglais. To the right of the video click on 'further pictures &
streaming' to get a real time still picture. If you use dial up
consider upgrading to broadband - the benefits are well worth a little
extra and prices are falling all the time. Click
here for video now.
from Perfume from Provence 1935 first edition added and also my
personally signed copy of
Trampled Lilies !
Perfume from Provence has recently, (2004), been
published in Holland in Dutch! For further information click
More new pictures added to
the Grasse page
and the Canne-Grasse
Railway page including the new station.
New pictures added to the
Admiral's House page and a small picture
of Sir John's apartment in Brook
St, London. New photos of Shepherd Market,
New picture postcard of Grasse
at about the time Lady Fortescue arrived in 1936.
More certificates added, to see Winifred Fortescue's birth certificate
click here & to see Winifred &
John's marriage certificate click
New page added to the site featuring
the Cannes-Grass Railway Line which re-opened to passenger traffic on
the 26 March 2005. Click here.
To help you find what you are looking
for, the search page of the site is now powered by
provides a more comprehensive result and in addition can be used so search
the whole world wide web.
See the visitors book for an update on
Extracts from death certificates
added to site.
One of the best finds to date of Lady
Fortescue ephemera. Ralph A Stewart has provided a superb 2 sided
letter written by Winifred to his Grandfather in September 1935. Ckick
here to go direct to the page.
It doesn't happen very often but click here
to see Nice seafront
under a blanket of snow this week!
2003 'news & updates'
can now be viewed in their own archived pages.
There are links from main pages.
An interesting 'hybrid' edition of 'Laughter in Provence' has come
to light. Click here to see and
read about it.
My thanks to Douglas Dashwood-Howard who has helped track down Sir
John's final resting place. Following his death in Cannes his ashes were scattered on Exmoor, Devon. Click
to see the location and learn more about this interesting
Additional information & photo's added to
House, Hampstead page and to the Elfin
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