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Souvenirs de St Dizier la Tour Souvenirs de St Dizier la Tour
Photographies d'une commune Creusoise

Editeur Anne Loader

ISBN: 978-1-901253-50-4

(Old ISBN: 1 901253 50 3)

168 pages of photographs, A4 paperback, 210mm x 297mm.

Published by Léonie Press, April 2005.
Reprinted March 2007

Price: £ 14.00 Postage and Packing:

About the Book

Vous trouverez dans ce livre 180 photos qui ont été présentées avec beaucoup de succès dans une exposition à St Dizier la Tour en Août 2004 ainsi que bien d’autres clichés qui ont été offerts par la suite aux organisateurs. Ces photos avaient pour thème:
* les enfants
* à la ferme
* les noces
* les portraits
* la vie rurale
* les villages
* les soldats
* divers sujets

A une période où le Limousin rural se dépeuple, nous avons voulu faire cette exposition et publier ce livre pour garder la mémoire des gens de la commune, de leur façon de vivre et de leur environnement dans la première moitié du 20ème siècle avant que les sources d’information ne disparaissent à jamais.

Le livre a été édité par Anne Loader. C’est elle qui a monté l’exposition avec son mari Jack pour en faire cadeau à leur commune d’adoption qu’ils aiment tant, celle où ils sont devenus propriétaires d’une maison en 1994.

About the Author
Anne Loader and grand-daughter Emma
Anne Loader

In the years we have been living in the commune, various neighbours have shown us their wonderful old photographs (usually tucked away in attics or bureaux) and these inspired Anne to suggest to the mayor that we should hold an exhibition of them before it was too late to identify the people they portrayed. As a result of a circular delivered round all the hamlets, and subtle pressure from the mayor, 180 old photographs were given to us to be copied, repaired and enlarged. We held the resulting 'expo' in the Salle Polyvalente for a week in August 2004 and there was a marvellous response from everyone. We were even on French TV news! As a result, we received even more photos, plus requests that all the pictures should be collated into a book. We were very happy to comply, although it involved months of work and the help of French friends to check the French text. We are doing it as a non-commercial venture as a gift to the inhabitants of our beloved commune, so it isn't being offered for general sale in the UK. It is included here for completeness so there isn't a gap in our list of ISBN numbers.

The photograph of Anne (left) has nothing to do with France but is one of her favourites. One must humour these grannies, you know! It was taken on Christmas Day 2004 with our five-month-old grand-daughter Emma wearing her best party frock.

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