Caen France District Dissolved

Spending 7 months as part of the Rouen Branch meant that, in a way, they become our family, and the Caen District, which covered all of Normandy, became our extended family. Our last week in “France” was actually spent with the District at the Temple in Frankfurt. We knew that District Conference was this last weekend, and we were a little disappointed to come home just before it, but I was very surprised to receive this email:

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Château de Dieppe — Photo 43 — Project 365

Château de Dieppe — Photo 43 — Project 365
This is the castle sitting on the cliffs, overlooking the sea and standing guard over Dieppe. When the city was walled, the castle had a prominent place in the wall. Today, the walls are gone (save one gate only) leaving the castle.

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The Lions of Normandy — Photo 42 — Project 365

The Lions of Normandy — Photo 42 — Project 365
During my travels through Normandy, I began to wonder how it was that Normandy and Britain ended up both with Lions for symbols. In Eu, on the Normandy coast where William the Conquerer was married, I found the link. I was told that the animals are no lions, but leopards, and England uses three, Normandy was given the right to use two by the English crown, and that Eu (a town on the Normandy coast that was the site of William’s marriage) was offered the right to use one by Normandy.

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