Before going further , I would like to point out that this short presentation can't relate all Plouha's story .However , I hope it will make feel like knowing more about this little town.
The origins of the namePlouha are quite vague.In fact, several therories argue over its ethymology. One of them, reputed as the most likable, says that Plouha comes from "plou" (parish) and "Aza" or "Adda", saint or chief who could have given his name to the town in the VIth or VIIth century.
Port Moguer in 1904
The site of Plouha
is very old. This was testified in 1879 with the discovery of 12 bronze axes. Those axes are now in RENNES' Museum.
Traces of the Iron Age are also visible nowadays, like this cut stone that can be seen in front of the chapel of the Trinity and the purpose of which remains unclear.
In the Middle Ages (from the XIIth century), the town was led by the Counts of Goëlo who would have six churches built
among which that of Plouha.
From the XVth to the XVIIIth century, the Lords of Plouha were successively the Rohan, Guéméné et Montbazon.The other noble people belonged to a very poor nobility.
Hence, in March 1794, some hundreds of Chouans waited in vain a maritime English resupplying on the beach le Palus..
Later, 19th Pluviose year VIII (8th February 1800) a group of Chouans pillaged the citizen's houses and assassinated some of them. One of them was even burried alive.
PLOUHA's station in 1910
Before embarkation, 20 to 25 airmen were gathered in the house (code name : Maison d'Alphonse) where Marie and Jean GICQUEL lived and then guided, by night,n through the moor, by locals from PLOUHA..
They would get to l'Anse Cochat (code name''plage Bonaparte'') where light boats were waiting to bring them to a British corvete in the open sea.
It is so that 135 people, American, Canadian airmen and secret agents were evacuated
Stèle plage ''Bonaparte''
the site where
the ''Maison d'Alphonse'' was