From Graham, France

01 January 2020

Graham, France

I moved to France in 2001. My reasons: for my children to learn a second language and to grow up in the countryside as I had done. It nearly worked. My kids grew up living with the freedoms of country life, but have virtually lost their mother tongue!!! I am a gardener and worked at Chateau Capion for 8 years. I have recently started a new job in the Loire.

Graham - formerly of Rotherfield, East Sussex.

This postcard is one of several collated as part of collaboration between Dr Michaela Benson and the Migration Museum. A selection of these appears in the Postcards from the British in Europe installation in Departures, the museum's current exhibition exploring four centuries of emigration from Britain, bringing Britain’s emigration story and its emigrants into the national conversation about migration