BAYKO 9 - L'ABBAYE Ste LAVINE

by Bilfred

BAYKO 9

 L'Abbaye Ste Lavine

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The Further Fencing Fables of Alice D'Artagnan

Part 2 - 'The rescue of Constance'

BAYKO 21 - NEMANDIBLE HALT

by Bilfred

BAYKO 21

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NEMANDIBLE HALT

 Nemandible Halt - rush hour, both commuters race for the platform


BAYKO 8 - MAISON SAISIR

by Bilfred


BAYKO  8

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MAISON SAISIR

'The Further Fencing Fables of Alice D'Artagnan'

 Part 1 - 'The Fork Finder'


BAYKO 22 - CHATEAU SANSMENTON

by Bilfred

BAYKO 22

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CHATEAU SANSMENTON 

The ancestral home of the Barons Sansmenton. The present edifice was built by Baron Etienne, St Exupery, Gaston, Pierre, Fifi, Marcel Sansmenton the 19th C. mustard-spoon magnate .

The Sansmenton are of course kin to the Chinless clan of England, able to trace their origins back to a 13th C. knight who paused there on his way back from the 4th Crusade, giving his name as Ni...Ni.... Norman - though this turned out to be only his nationality. The careless chevalier was eventually identified as Sir Nigel of Nemandible Parva - he'd left his metal boots under the bed to be polished, with his name engraved inside! Unable to marry the wench, he was forced to hand over his lands in France.

 The present chateau is built on the site of the old donjon. Legend has it that an early Sansmenton also gave his name to the lake. Espying (no one could just 'see' back then) a beautiful maiden across the water a young knight dived from the battlements to reach her. Unfortunately the chill cooled his ardour and he died for love, though the 80 lbs. of plate armour may have helped. In his memory it is still known as .....

BAYKO 6 - THE GREIFENBURG

by Bilfred

BAYKO 6

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THE GRIEFENBERG 

1348 AD