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Jeannie Righton, sister of Maggie & Austen, died tragically early aged 67 following a massive stroke in South Africa on Tuesday April 13 2024. South Africa was her happy place and luckily it was quick. She first came to Verbier in 1975 to work as a chalet girl for Chris […]
From L to R: Niall Donaldson, Caroline Judd, Rob Hartley, Lucy Macswiney
Postcard from Camille to Maurice Filliez, Bruson Bagnes from the Montreux Palace Hotel. No date, but probably between 1915 and 1920 Y
Postcard to Maurice Filliez (great grandfather of Philippe May) from Camille (not sure of last name) from a hotel in London (we think Maurice worked there a few years based on other papers) Dated 16 August 1915. Great old connection between England and the Val de Bagnes!
I don’t understand the date on the back of this one. Nor do I know who it is. But we have the bicycle, which Philippe’s mom always told us was one of the first bicycles in Bagnes. I also have the license plates for the bike and if I remember […]
Cabane Val Des Dix Probably 1920 or so, found with cards of that era
I actually thought this postcard was from 1918, but then noticed the 13. So the date is actually 19 August 1913.
This is a fairly large photo I found. (About 8×10 inches) Philippe says the date on the back is 19, so I’m assuming 1919 which seems correct by the clothing and another postcard from 1918 I found along with it which I’ll send momentarily
Ulf looked in his archive and found some B/W from the 70s Verbier profiles, Marcus Bratter, Kevin and Marko Shapiro
A joint birthday bash & season opener downstairs at the Pub MontFort
Eva Lemon Hartung, flanked by Jonny Hillman & Rupert Wiggins. Eva was the first female bartender at the Pub.
General view of Val de Bagnes. Postcard to Amelie Filliez (Philippe May’s Grandmother) I think the year may be from 1927
Marko’s photos of Ski Service’s 50th birthday party. The business was started in 1973 by Dale Anderson & Jack Kregas. It is still going strong.
1972-73 that’s me….outside our chalet at that time “Le Savoyard”…near Savoleyres
View of Montagnier including La Providence
Cbane de Chanrion looking towards the other Mt Gelé on the Swiss/Italian border
One colourised photo and the B&W original of skiers in 1944 outside the Hotel MontFort?
This is a shot from Marko Shapiro of the Volvo Ski Show finally jump at Les Ruinettes….around 1979. Featuring Walt Hiltner, Mike McIntyre, Mike Godfrey, Kerri Ballard, Freddy Wirth, Fredrick Andersson.

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