2011 News

  


 

December 2011

  • Get ready for the France show 2012 which runs at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London between Friday 13th and Sunday 15th January. Every January the enduring British love affair with France is celebrated over three days in the heart of London.

    Click to visit the France Show 2012 web site

    The France Show brings the best of France to Britain.

November 2011

  • A new photo of John & Winifred believed to have been taken on their arrival in New York on the Cunard RMS 'Caronia' on the 29th October 1922. Gives a splendid view of Winifred's outfit! Click here.

October 2011

  • You can now read the introduction and chapter 1 of Maureen Emerson's book 'Escape to Provence'. Click here to visit her website at www.maureenemerson.co.uk

June - September 2011

  • The webmaster has been taking a break during the build up to his daughter's marriage in September - more updates soon!

May 2011

  • On Friday 27th May Maureen Emerson will be giving a talk, on the life of Winifred Fortescue and her circle, at The Victoria, a retirement home near Cannes which has risen from the demise of the Anglo-American Hospital of Cannes. While in the south of France she will be continuing research on her new book Living and Loving on the Riviera – The Story of the Architect Barry Dierks. There is now an excellent page on Facebook, ‘Barry Dierks Architect’, showing many pictures of his stunning Riviera houses.”

April 2011

Winifred Fortescue & The Blackness in the 1940's

9th April 2011
marks the 60th anniversary of Winifred Fortescue's death at Opio

  •  New photo's have been added! Elisabeth Starr at age 31 yrs on a Christmas message card and a photograph of the studio in St. Tropez that was kept by Elisabeth. She and Winifred stayed there during the weeks that Sunset House was being prepared and extended for Winifred. The studio and the visit are described in Winifred's second book, 'Sunset House'. There is also a new photo of Elisabeth's lovely Castello around the time she bought it in the 1920's. The photo's are courtesy of Michael Brett & the Brett Family.

March 2011

  •  A reminder that Maureen Emerson's wonderful book 'Escape to Provence', the true story of Winifred Fortescue & Elisabeth Starr, is still readily available direct from the publisher. This really is a must for anyone interested in Winifred Fortecue. Click here to visit Maureen's page for more information and details of how to order.

Escape to Provence by Maureen Emerson, published July 2008 and re-printed 2009

February 2011

  • Link to a 1937 promotional film for the French Riviera added. See how the area looked around the time that Winifred & John arrived in the south.

January 2011

  • As a result of the sale of some of the books kindly donated by a site visitor, together with some unclaimed expenses donated by Maureen Emerson, the sum of £30 was sent at the end of the year to The Chailey Heritage, a special needs school in Sussex which Winifred Fortescue had supported during her time in that county. Thank you to everyone who has purchased books.

  • Get ready for the France show 2011 which runs at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London between Friday 14th and Sunday 16th January. Every January the enduring British love affair with France is celebrated over three days in the heart of London. With a fresh new look for 2011,

The France Show brings the best of France to Britain.


 

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