I tracked down these old sepia photographs of our home, and it’s immediate surroundings, taken (I think) in the late 19th century. We live in what is still referred to as the Quartier Gare, and the house situated in the fork of the road is ours now. It has been the location of a carriage-maker and carter, and a hotel/bar restaurant, serving the station, which is still standing (at the end of our garden, down a wooded bank).
Our garden is on the other side of the road, beyond the house on the right, which is unchanged still. It was a well-frequented épicerie. The road we have to cross to reach our garden is the direct route to Avranches, on the Atlantic coast just east of Mont St Michel and the Baie.
The view down the Avenue de la Gare (now renamed Avenue du Maréchal Foch) is unchanged, and is still the unobstructed view from our windows. The timber structure in the photo of our house has long since disappeared, but there heavy tethering rings still mounted on wall of our dwelling.
Two photographs show the same wide-wheeled cart, parked on the street beside what is now chez nous.
Does anyone else have ‘heritage’ pictures of their home to share on SF?