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    A campaign has been launched to fund a new Statue of Liberty in Gourin- you can read about it (and details of how to donate if you wish!) Here

     

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    I didn’t realise the French had given the Statue of Liberty to America, history has never been  my strong subject. :negative:

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    I find this a little bizarre. There is a statue of liberty in Gourin. Not all the time, it comes and goes but I have seen it in the centre of the town on many occasions, I have even seen it in storage in the local service technique building. :scratch:

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    Bizarre indeed. Gourin was given a Statue of Liberty in 1990 by Air France. Why do they need a new one ?

    I took these pictures a couple of years ago. The statue and an explanation were already there.

    During the Bonnets Rouge troubles in 2014 ? she even wore a red bonnet.

    The last time I visited Gourin it was a wreck. Road works and Grand Designs for water features, new parking and they were even moving the War Memorial. The works seemed to be going on forever. Perhaps the workmen have broken or lost a perfectly good statue ?

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    Me neither tigre!

    That is indeed bizarre if there is one already there! The article doesn’t say it’s replacing an existing one – how odd!

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    La nouvelle statue sera érigée et mise en valeur dans le nouvel aménagement urbain initié par la Mairie au cœur de la ville.     And what a nightmare that is. :negative:

    Just looked at the link within the link you posted Fruitcake. It doesn’t explain why they need a new one.

    It comes across as a vanity project dreamed up by the mayor but getting the public to fund it.

    What about the War Memorial, will Mr Maire please put that back too.

    Ah !  the good old days :-)

    Incidentally I sent the Mairie in Gourin several emails with requests for information but all were ignored so I called in there in person. Having met and established the name of the man who should have the answers I wrote in again. No reply came.

     

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    Le p j  wrote

    Just looked at the link within the link you posted Fruitcake. It doesn’t explain why they need a new one.

    No it doesn’t Le p j it has a heading saying why but doesn’t say why! As you say it would appear to be a fancy of the mayor which he would like the inhabitants to foot the bill for.

    It seems as though you are being avoided with regard to your queries, perhaps ask to speak to the man in question when you visit the Mairie? If necessary making an appointment.

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    There is a statue of liberty in Cleguerec, in the Place Pobeguin in front of the Mairie – it’s been there for many years.

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    I learn something new every day reading these posts! Didn’t know any of this info about Statues of Liberty!

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