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My wife and I have just returned from a three week holiday in France. We intended to take our time in travelling to the Haute-loire département of the Auvergne and inspired by your Road Trip article in that area (November 2017, issue 230) we decided to spend two nights in Peyrat Le Château.
We managed to book a room in La Caravelle Logis overlooking the very beautiful Lac De Vassivière. I enclose a photograph of the lake taken from our bedroom window (the storm did appear later). Our visit later in the trip to Aubusson was a delightful surprise as well. This is an area we had passed through on many occasions, without knowing what we were missing. The lake is used by many people both for swimming and other water activities as it covers a very large area. We were unable to take the train around the lake, though, as we were too early in the season - something to go back for! Fred Skelly, Bideford, Devon
Layers of Memories
I started work in London on the 31 August 1951 at the Bourne and Hollingsworth department store in Oxford Street. I worked on the ground floor at the front and was amazed to see a line of Breton onion sellers (August 2018 issue 239) cycling down the street at 9am most mornings. Another memory is of the very elderly Queen Mary visiting Pathé House just opposite the store. Jacqueline Buck, Nébian, France
ABOVE: Storm brewing over Lac de Vassivière