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Ure.  From England and Australia, they come to found the village that bears their name

Ure. From England and Australia, they come to found the village that bears their name

The second time, Brian Venables, an Englishman, visited the village that bears his name. © DR

During the summer, the Gilbert D Venables Cultural Centre Received in Two visits from descendants of the family It gave its name to the village of which it is a part today Three Lakes (Ure).

The July 26, 2022This is Brian VenablesA resident Englishman Sarende, Venables arrived. Received by Patrick LequetChairman of the Cultural Center and former Mayor of Venables, and Joris BenierMayor of Three Lakes.


The second coming of Brian Venables

Brian Venables wanted to set foot on his ancestor Gilbert’s lands a second time. He was there for the first time during the Venables World Conference in 1991. Brian Venables was staying with his brother and his parents at the time.

He revisited the tradition of saints and listened with interest to recent historical developments. At the Venables’ common house, Brian Venables signed the visitors’ book. He noted the invaluable legacy work his father had carried out in the Venables family, which he wanted to share with the village.

“We often like Brian Venables to join us when he is given the opportunity to share the common history of the Venables families,” praised members of the Cultural Center who shared a cocktail for the occasion.

Sue Fairlie and Nanette, two Australian descendants of Gilbert de Venables, visited Eure at the end of July.
Sue Fairlie and Nanette, two Australian descendants of Gilbert de Venables, visited Eure at the end of July. © DR

Two Australians at Venables

Two days later, the Venables received a new pedigree of the family. Sue Fairley, born VenablesTraveled from YungapuraIn Australiawith his daughter-in-law Nanette. During a long tourist trip through Europe, two Australians take a detour to tread the lands of their ancestor, Gilbert de Venables.

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At the site, they were welcomed by elected officials and members of the Gilbert de Venables Cultural Centre.

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After visiting the village’s heritage, there were long conversations, especially about inheritance, an area where Sue’s family worked a lot. They want to share their family history with the village. Before they left, locals wished Sue Fairlie and Nanette “a happy trip to France and all of Europe”.

A deal to return in 2023?

For their part, the 40 members of the cultural center hope to be able to start it again Venables World Conference on Families.

This big party which brings together 100 to 150 Venders from around the world every 5 years for 4 days was supposed to take place in the summer of 2021 in the village but was postponed due to covid.

“The last meeting was in 2016. It’s been a long time. We are impatient to even restart this event. We hope this will be possible in the summer of 2023,” says Patrick Lequet.

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