Circle Genealogic and Historic Champanellois
Association "Law 1901" of Saint-Genès-Champanelle, 63 , France
History of the village of Manson
extract of Grand dictionnaire historique du département du Puy-de-Dôme of Ambroise TARDIEU, 1877.
Treasure of Manson
The vault of Saint-Aubin
plain of Laschamps, a little far of the road of
Manson, in the middle of the "sectionnaux" of Manson, is a vault dedicated
to Saint-Aubin. One knows few things about this saint.
He was druide named GWENN which means "white" in celt language. Converted to the
christian religion, he changes his name into ALBUS,
"white" in latin, which by deformation became
AUBIN. He was, says one, bishop.
The source of the vault , said de Chaban, according the belief, is supposed to have vertues of cure for the ocular deseases from where the old proverb : "Saint-Aubin, gives or removes the sight" bus for the happy ones, he cured them their evils and for the brigands who tried to plunder the offerings of the vault, those found blind men tell us the legend to the moment when they crossed the limits of the village; they recovered the sight only after force of penitence.
[data collected at the vault one day of high wind.]
The current vault was built in 1953 to a hundred meters of the old vault.
Its inauguration took place in août 1954.
Near this vault is located a water trough with several vats at the end of which was installed in 1954 a sheep bath-tub in order to more easily treat them against the parasitic deseases.
This property was used formerly as vacation camp for the children clermontois of the parish of "Clos des Carmes".
It is located near the old school of Manson.
It exists at least 13 old postcards showing scenes of life being held in the property.
Formerly, 2 newspapers disputed the same customers auvergnate.
It remains us as witness of it, these 2 billboards which finished by being absorbed by the ash on which they were placed at the southern entry of Manson.
"La liberté" (the freedom) protested : "Mieux informé" (better informed).
"La Montagne" (the mountain) answered) : "Ecris pour tous, lu par tous" (write for all, read by all).
last update on 21 january 2001
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