Dear BBC Friends,

It is with much sadness to learn that Charles Wilson, ex BBC President, long term member and dear friend has passed away peacefully at home after a long illness bravely born by him and his devoted wife and carer Milou.

The funeral will take place on Friday 24th May at 9.30 am at the Crematorium:

Chapel Cremar
4 Route de la Louberre
33450 MONTUSSAN  Map: https://goo.gl/maps/PcN69PyCKr9C3ai48

Anyone wishing to send flowers can either deliver them to the Funeral Directors before 6.00 pm on Thursday at:

Pompes Funebres D’Alienor
190 Avenue de St Medard

Milou has given access codes to visit Charles before the funeral and should anyone wish to do this, please contact Avril or David or Chris & Deirdre Rankin who will pass the door codes to them.

Milou has expressed how important the BBC was to Charles and would be greatly touched by your presence.

Please do not call Milou at this sad and difficult time.

If you wish any further information, please contact David or Avril Postlethwaite or email: here

Rest in Peace

Next Events

University of Central Lancashire Choir – Wednesday 29th May and Thursday 30th May

Wednesday 29th May at 16.00h – Concert of sacred and classical musicin St Andre Cathedral, Bordeaux

Thursday 30th May – Garden Event as follows:

Feel free to participate in some or all of this relaxed family day as scheduled below. There is no charge  but donations welcome for wine/soft drinks to offset expenses.

11.30h – Ascension Day Communion with choir (optional)

12.30h – Picnic Lunch (Please bring your own picnic)

14.00h – Concert in Garden (mix of classical, swing, and popular music

Venue: Garden of Chris & Deirdre Rankin near Carcans. For directions please contact Jennifer Bearcroft via email at jenniferbearcroft@hotmail.com or by phone  or Deirdre Rankin via email at deirdre.rankin@orange.fr

Arcachon Visit & Lunch in Market Square – Tuesday 4th June 2019

Here is an opportunity to visit or re-visit the “winter town” of Arcachon and discover the history of the ” Parc Mauresque” and some of the old “villas” which made  Arcachon such a popular resort.

More Info on the Event Page

GRAND SUMMER PARTY: Carcans – Saturday 15th June

This year’s summer party will take place on Saturday 15th June in Carcans, chez Deirdre and Chris Rankin, so put on your best summer clothes and join in a beautiful garden setting .   Lunch will be served in a marquee and covered terrace area.  A dog friendly event, well behaved dogs are welcome.

For your entertainment Andy Jeffries and his band will play a broad genre of music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, pop, rock, folk and jazz.   You can sit and reminisce with friends or get up and have a dance to work off some of your copious lunch!

More information on menu and booking details HERE.

Cinema Group: Bordeaux – Thursday 20th June

Monthly cinema visit. Details will be sent by email direct to BBC members registered on the cinema list.

Deirdre organises a monthly visit to the cinema to see a current film. The selected film will usually be in VO (Version Originale has english dialogue with french subtitles).

If you are a member of the Association BBC and are interested in joining in, then please register your interest using the online form below.

A week before the cinema visit, Deirdre will make contact with you to let you know what time, which film and …………………. register HERE

Visit to Château Mongenan: Portets – Monday, June 24th

Château Mongenan is an 18th Century Château with remarkable gardens and a museum, listed as a historical monument. The collection of Mme. Mothe’s family begins around 300 years ago and for history lovers is amazing.  She also has a very fine collection of Free Masonary. Her knowledge is endless and she personally guides visitors through the museum which is housed in the former stables.

More details re timing and lunch to follow.

Walk and Lunch, Thursday 11TH JULY 2019,  MIOS.

How about a little exercise followed by some lunch?  We have organised a walk in the beautiful woods by the river L’Eyre in Mios.   The footpaths are well defined and level, it is not too strenuous and will take approximately 1 hour 30 mins to walk the 5 kms.

More details HERE


Visit to the Tonnellerie Nadalié: Ludon Médoc – Wednesday July 24th

Ever wondered how the barrels are made which store the wine before we drink it?  There is a visit to the Barrel Maker Nadalié (Tonnellerie) at Ludon Médoc just north west of Bordeaux planned for the above date.  The visit will be in English starting at 11 o’clock, including a tasting of wine made by the family, followed by lunch in their very nice Brasserie Le 1902 (the year the tonnellerie started). The cost for the visit is €12.50 per person and the meal is €24 for Entrée/Plat or Plat/Dessert with coffee and wine.  Website for information www.nadalie.fr

Annual Pig Roast: Carcans – Saturday 17th August

The annual BBC Fund Raising Pig Roast for Medécins Sans Frontiers, will take place, as usual, in the Rankins Garden near Carcans. More details to follow but for now SAVE THE DATE.