Switzerland Journal November 19th 1936

Thurs: Nov. 19. Neuchâtel. A town at the head of a lake and county* of that name. It is a very old town with a beautiful castle and catherderal[sic]. There are remains of an old Romain[sic] wall there.

Morat.** Murten is a little town on the route Geneva – Neuchâtel. It is an old Romain[sic] town – half French and half German. There is a lovely old Gateway & church which were built by the Romains [sic].
This part of Switzerland is very beautiful. It is in the mountains – Jura & the little villages are very picturesque. Oxen are employed here instead of horses. There are lots of old Romain remains all over these counties – Benn, Vand, Friburg and Neuchatel. A few of the little towns are renowned for a battle.

*The member states of the Swiss confederation are called Cantons. Neuchâtel is one of the six French speaking cantons of Switzerland.

**Morat is the Swiss name for Murten. Murten is a Medieval town. It’s unclear why Peggy has added in an ‘i’ to the spelling of Roman.

Switzerland journal November 19th 1936
Switzerland journal page

Published by derynjames

British author and voiceover.

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