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Ploegsteert Estaminet


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Estaminet in Ploegsteert. I noticed the old painted sign on the wall, i would think from the 20's.

I wonder if this is the one mentioned in Will Bird's book Thirteen Years After:

" A 5th Battalion Man was prowling about the town and showed me a new cafe which he said was exactly like the old one, an "Estaminet du Commerce" kept by a madame who used to act as a barber for the soldiers. "

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I don't think it's the same one; this one 'aux trois amis' was the re-build of one that was there in 1914 with the same name. I think I have some photos of it somewhere; if I can find them, I will post them here.

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Can't immediately find the photo I have, but below is another of a local Esatminet in Ploegsteert - I suspect it may have had several!

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Thanks Paul; after reading Will Bird's book I always look for old painted signs on buildings and am always interested to find any old cafes or estaminets.

I have another pic at work of a building just across from Remi Farm that I assume must have been an estaminet, i'll post it later today.

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