Friday 18th July 1834
Ann Walker’s Entry
Anne Lister’s Entry
– got a Char, & David put in one of mules & drove us to Bex – road very good travelled on Simplon – to [gap] passed cascade de Pis vache [Pissevache]. arrived at Bex about 2 – a very pretty looking Inn with a nice Garden – thunder storm about 3.30 played on Piano – 4 dishes of fruit for luncheon – dinner at 5 – best we have had on the Continent – left Bex about 7 – not a bed to be had in town – told us at
Bex St. Maurice it would be impossible for us to cross the torrent – went to it, & found plenty of men who were busy clearing away the wreck, they carried us over on their backs, & then dragged our little char thro’ – & drove our frightened mule before them – when we passed in the morning, there was merely a small stream of water, & a nice little footbridge, which we found on our return totally demolished – much lightening all way to Martigny, arrived 9.15 –
Courtesy of West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale WYC:1525/7/1/5/1/17
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