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"Les Pesqueyroux" Association
 


Model of a Yawl

 

Prior to the Association

It took a long time for Saint-Capraise de Lalinde to recognise the value of its navigational past.
From 1972, the commune organised a yearly « Arts and Local Artisans » week and in 1979, almost clandestinely, this included a modest stand of several post cards and a model gabare. Organised by people with good intentions, this early attempt had no follow-up. Not until 1980 and the new cultural programme introduced by the Minister of Youth and Sport was there an exhibition at Saint Capraise worthy of the name.

       
 

In the context of the « VillageAlive » programme, eight local communes decided to mount an exhibition around a local theme and, with the encouragement of the association « The Happy Gabariers », the support of the town hall and advice from the Conflans Sainte Honorine River Transport Museum, this developed into an exhibition entitled « River Transport on the Dordogne in the Last Century ». The opening night took place on the 20th July 1980 and displayed three magnificent models about which more later.

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