From Susan, France

01 January 2020

Sue, Marmande, France

I moved to Marmande in France in 2015. Before that I had lived in the Dordogne for 15 years with my husband and four children. The youngest was born in the Lot. We moved down to Marmande to be nearer our grandchildren. Our two eldest had married French people and had two children each. We moved to Dordogne from Worcestershire mainly for better weather and a more natural pace of life. I am an English supply teacher in the local secondary schools. I got divorced so will possibly move nearer to Bordeaux. Marmande is a multi-racial community. I like that as I was born in Kenya. Everyone was white in the Dordogne. I love living in France. There you have it.


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