Leek’s French Connection

When:
20/09/2017 @ 7:30 pm
2017-09-20T19:30:00+01:00
2017-09-20T19:45:00+01:00
Where:
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek
ST13 6AD.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
01538386112

Leek’s French Connection.

Cathryn Walton.

In the early years of the 19th century French prisoners captured on the high seas or in land battles during the Napoleonic wars arrived in Leek. Several quickly wooed, wed and later abandoned Leek girls. Some stayed with their Leek wives and French blood runs through the veins of many Leek residents. Cathryn Walton will relate the fascinating story of their lives in Leek, how they lived and perhaps controversially where they lived!

Pierre Magnier was a French Prisoner who came to Leek in 1809 and married a Leek girl. Unlike many of his compatriots he did not return to France after the war ended but stayed in Leek with his family.

The lecturers in this programme ‘gift’ their talks to the Foxlowe, for which we thank them. Admission is free, with a Bucket Collection, also for the Foxlowe, for which we thank you.

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