It was a happy accident that brought us to France. Our holidays here had shown us what a beautiful, historic and relaxed place it was. We bought a 'residence secondaire' in the department of the Lot. The house needed a lot of work and the hectare of land needed more maintenance than could be given in the short time we would be here. Had we made a mistake? No. We decided to take our retirement here and moved here in 1992 and have never regretted moving from Tetsworth, a small village in Oxfordshire. Lalbenque is our home now and I found how good, kind and caring our French friends and neighbours were when my wife, Pat, died last year. I love the place, the culture and the people.
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