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1911: The first time an aeroplane flew over Mazamet

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It was photographed at the precise moment it was flying over our neighbourhood. Right under the portrait of aviator Roger Morin you can see the Temple at the end of our street and a bit to the left there’s our next door neighbour.

Roger Morin

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18 comments on “1911: The first time an aeroplane flew over Mazamet

  1. john zande
    October 26, 2016

    Must have been wild to see.

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    • Can you imagine being up in one of those things? Flight training in those days was you had to fly 10 metres high for 250 metres, and then you got your license! 😀

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      • tildeb
        October 26, 2016

        … if you survived.

        Liked by 1 person

      • john zande
        October 26, 2016

        To get his driver’s license, my father had to pick up one of the town’s two policemen, drive him around the block, and drop him off at the pub.

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      • tildeb
        October 26, 2016

        Truly, the good ol’ days!

        Liked by 4 people

      • john zande
        October 26, 2016

        Probably still a little like that in western Queensland. When i was last up in Darwin government workers (at least in the department I visited) didn’t wear shoes 🙂

        Liked by 4 people

      • Hariod Brawn
        October 26, 2016

        JZ – up the road from me, in a town called Shepton Mallet, the girls don’t wear knickers; none of ’em.

        Liked by 3 people

      • agrudzinsky
        October 27, 2016

        Hariod, how do you know?

        Liked by 3 people

      • Esme upon the Cloud
        October 30, 2016

        “Hariod, how do you know?” – Holder of the badge of ‘Official Knicker Checker for Shepton Mallet’ for twenty years now I believe.

        – esme falling about in knee-length bloomers upon the Cloud

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      • Hariod Brawn
        October 30, 2016

        Pink, I’ve gone to spam on your latest post. Can you please retrieve me so I can persuade Akismet and I’m not a spammer? That would be a great help – thankyou!

        Like

      • Hariod Brawn
        October 30, 2016

        Research Agrudzinsky, research old boy.

        Like

  2. foolsmusings
    October 27, 2016

    Wow, very cool 🙂

    Like

  3. Diane G.
    October 27, 2016

    How is that photo not a drawing?!

    Like

  4. agrudzinsky
    October 27, 2016

    There seems to be so much history that has happened in your neighborhood. For some reason, “Forrest Gump” comes to mind.

    Liked by 1 person

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