Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 87

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narrow pathways, many glades and delightfully shaded spots. Emerging from the Vallée we arrived at the quiet little hamlet of Wimille where , while partaking of some light refreshment in an "estaminet" I had to listen to a long recital from a little hunchbacked girl who worked all day & every day in the "octroi" (village-customs house) – she had three brothers in the French army, one of whom was killed at Verdun; he had fought in Tunis & Morocco as well and she showed us his 4 medals. We then retraced our steps through the Vallée du Donaire to Boulonge, had a glance inside the fine Cathedral of Notre Dame and walked back to Wimereux via the wide beach with its bathing boxes & coloured tents. Further along the coast at Wimereux

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