Woman undertaking pilgrimage from France to Italy

Woman undertaking pilgrimage from France to Italy

Woman undertaking pilgrimage from France to Italy

First published in News

A woman is undertaking a difficult two month pilgrimage from France to Rome in a horse drawn carriage.

Ann Bishop, who lives at Bouncer's Farm, Wickham Bishops, is travelling to France with friends Francesca Sirette, Lucy Coyne and Ben Bragley and her three ponies, an Appaloosa named Pebbles, the Welsh section C, Samson, and Captain Jack Sparrow, a Gypsy cob, will be pulling the carriage.

They will be picking up the Via Francigena route in Reims, France, after flying out there on September 1.

They will travel across the country, passing through places such as Chalon-sur-Soane, Bourg-en-Bresse,Pont d'Air, St-Genix-sur-Guiers, Grenoble, Briancon, Col de Montgenerve until they reach Sestriere, in Italy.

From here they will travel across Italy to Rome.

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9:40pm Tue 2 Sep 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Have I perhaps been eating the wrong sort of mushrooms?

Is my mind playing tricks with me?

Or am I really seeing an item of news, supposedly of specific interest to the readers of Braintree which basically consists of the given names of three poor old dobbins that will be clip clopping their weary way from one European country to another; plus a list of incompressible Gallic place names which probably mean ‘diddly-squat ’to 99 per cent of the BWT readership.

Fascinating it may well be for those actively involved, but surely there must be other ‘stuff’ going on that is more relevant to the sharp and enquiring minds of Braintree which merits a greater priority of attention when it comes to local news reportage?
Have I perhaps been eating the wrong sort of mushrooms? Is my mind playing tricks with me? Or am I really seeing an item of news, supposedly of specific interest to the readers of Braintree [and Witham - wherever that is] which basically consists of the given names of three poor old dobbins that will be clip clopping their weary way from one European country to another; plus a list of incompressible Gallic place names which probably mean ‘diddly-squat ’to 99 per cent of the BWT readership. Fascinating it may well be for those actively involved, but surely there must be other ‘stuff’ going on that is more relevant to the sharp and enquiring minds of Braintree [and Witham?] which merits a greater priority of attention when it comes to local news reportage? OMPITA [Intl]
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8:29am Wed 3 Sep 14

Bhudeeka says...

Look at those beautiful horses I wish this lady and the team and of course the horses the very best of luck - lovely to see a nice news item for once well done Braintree and Witham Times. nice to be told nice things still go on the world instad of constant doom and gloom
Look at those beautiful horses I wish this lady and the team and of course the horses the very best of luck - lovely to see a nice news item for once well done Braintree and Witham Times. nice to be told nice things still go on the world instad of constant doom and gloom Bhudeeka
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