The 24th of April was “deportation day ” in Plestin its the day of rememberance for those who died in the WW2 either shot or sent to the concentration camps.My nearest neighbour’s mother died in Ravenbrock 1944 for sheltering 2 pilots who crash landed on the beach at ST Efflem, they stayed in the local château for a week and then were passed along the resistance escape network but the gestapo found out and took her away the 10 children were hurriedly hidden, the eldest 18yrs went to England and the second oldest 17yrs hid out in one of our barns ( which is now a gite les Etables ) and became the local resistance communication expert using morse code. The farmer at Coat Aillis during the war was a communist leader of the local resistance farming during the day time and blowing things up at night.
So on Sunday there was the usual ceremony a march up the hill and the remmants of the Plestin fanfare played the usual numbers, la Marseillaise ,Chant des Partisans and Chant Marais. Unfortunately a lot of the players are away so there was only me on barisax, Rodger on tenor, Guy on bass drum and Fabienne on trumpet and she had an abcess and was on antibiotics so it didn’t look too good but when we played it sounded OK as the Mayor said at least it was the best players who turned up.
Plestin first team had an interesting match last week one of the opposition was red carded and instead of wandering off he attacked the ref physically knocking him to the ground ( they had to call for an ambulance ) so I think he will be getting a life ban and the club a massive fine.