A Magnificent Church in Normandy

There is small church is Angoville au Plain just a few miles from us, this little church in a community of 57 on June 6th 1944 became the first 1st Aid post on D Day – the 2 Dr’s from The Screaming Eagles 101st Kenneth Moore & Robert Wright treated over 70 injured plus a child from the village – the battle raged for 3 days around the 11th century Church, the 2 Dr’s risked death & injury themselves dashing out to recover the wounded including a small child from the village and unknown to them 2 German snipers were hidden upstairs in the bell tower…I think it was hunger that forced them down in the end…

Today, due to the efforts of the Mayor who has raised the funds to restore this little church, it is possible to go in and see, on the floor a flag stone is smashed where a shell came in but didn’t explode, blood stains are still visible on the pews…it really is a special place to visit.

We are offering a ride out in our Tilly a 1942 Standard Flying 12 Staff car – a woody – if you haven’t been to Angoville au Plain we’ll take you there , stopping off at a couple of poignant places off the beaten track along with a picnic – a typical picnic reads like this :

The picnic menu: (all eggs from our girls & seasonal variations & cooked in my Aga)
Asparagus quiche made with 2 goose eggs
Roasted mediterannean vegetable tart with goats cheese & black olives
Assorted sandwiches
Salad bowls
Hard boiled eggs
Roasted chicken leggs in garlic & herbs
Camembert cheese
rhubarb & custard tart with creme fraiche (rhubarb from our garden)
Lemon & elderflower drizzle cake (as per recipe for Harry & Meghan’s wedding cake)
to drink:
fizz & white wine

a very civilised way to see some sights

serving the fizz

Our delightful guests who really go for the 1940’s look

And The Mayor joined in too!

101st window


this window dedicated to the medics

blood stains on the pews


Picnic subject to weather 100€ for 2 – exclusively for guests staying with us, 2 days notice is required please.

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