From Lesley, France

01 January 2020

Lesley, Messac, France

It was actually quite hard to find a postcard of Messac. Bonjour. We had a very long love affair with France. I came here first on a school trip. Later I brought my sick child here who thrived. We are installed. My 4 children are integrated and I have 7 grandchildren here now. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Lesley. (I live very close to the bridge)

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