In Clarence's Time - motor bus on the Tende road 1910

Skribita de Helen Blanc-Francard on .

1906 street scene stdalmas1910 below stdalmas1910 miniera di tende1910 perilous journey stdalmas1910 stdalmas busMany thanks to Helen Blanc-Francard, Clarence Bicknell Association researcher and committee member, for these great photos from around 1910. Clarence would have come up the Roya valley by horse-drawn diligence for many years, from, say, 1880 to 1910. It is possible that these photos of the motor charabanc were taken in the first days of its work up this mountainous road to

Clarence would have come up the Roya valley by horse-drawn diligence for many years, from, say, 1880 to 1910. It is possible that these photos, mostly dated 1910, of the motor charabanc were taken in the first days of its work up this mountainous road to Tende and the Vallée des Merveilles.

I found the third pic, les Minieres, a silver-lead and zinc mine, very interesting. Those of you who have driven up to Casterino will know how it looks now (very different)...

"Au dessus de Saint Dalmas-de-Tende, à l'entrée de la célèbre Vallée des Merveilles, une mine de plomb argentifère et de zinc a été exploitée depuis l'Antiquité et a donné naissance à un hameau : " La Minière de Vallauria ". Après avoir perdu sa vocation initiale, ce hameau fut restauré et réaménagé pour de multiples activités culturelles et sportives. "

 

 

 

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