Halton Images
Étretat – Le Travail des Filets [Mending the fishnets]


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Postcards
Description:
Postcard mailed to Rev. R.B. Layton in Kentville, Nova Scotia, from his 33-year-old sister Adriana Layton in March 1918 from Étretat, France, where she was a Canadian nursing sister recuperating from a disability while working for Stationary Hospital No. 8 in nearby Camiers.
Notes:
Étretat is a small seaside town flanked by dramatic chalk cliffs about 26 kilometres north of Le Havre on the Upper Normandy coast. It was the location of a British General Base Hospital for five years during World War I.
Fishermen are mending their nets in front of several caloges. A caloge is a traditional Upper Normandy small house made from an old boat covered with a roof. It contains fishing equipment and is usually located on a beach.
Inscriptions:
Reverse: It is quite characteristic of this place to have one of these boats as part of the landscape of the garden plots. Say old chap, do you ever read Browning? Get a chance to read "As birds their trackless path," and you will know what faith is. Do not forget my add. is #8. With love, Adriana 25-3-18
Date of Original:
25 March 1918
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
OILL0222
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Latitude: 49.7040558847476 Longitude: 0.207366943359375
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Étretat – Le Travail des Filets [Mending the fishnets]


Postcard mailed to Rev. R.B. Layton in Kentville, Nova Scotia, from his 33-year-old sister Adriana Layton in March 1918 from Étretat, France, where she was a Canadian nursing sister recuperating from a disability while working for Stationary Hospital No. 8 in nearby Camiers.