‘Tres bon’ year celebrated by Axminster twinners

10:26 27 January 2014

A warm welcome awaits  Axminster people in their twin town of Douvres. Photo by Chris Carson

A warm welcome awaits Axminster people in their twin town of Douvres. Photo by Chris Carson

Archant

Association’s links with Douvres in Normandy continue to flourish

Douvres town hall in the shadow of the water tower. Photo by Chris CarsonDouvres town hall in the shadow of the water tower. Photo by Chris Carson

A ‘tres bon’ year was celebrated by Axminster Twinning Association at its combined annual general meeting and dinner.

Caroline Hillyard, who was re-elected chairman, told the gathering at The Ridgeway Country Hotel, Smallridge, that 2013 had been very successful, with more new members being welcomed.

Following the meal entertainment was provided with a repeat performance of ‘Old Uncle Tom Cobley’, originally performed by members to a French audience in the twin town of Douvres.

This was accompanied by Peter Dawson on guitar, who also narrated in French.

In April members visited the Douvres la Delivrande, in Normandy. This was followed in June by a successful return visit to Axminster by the Douvraise for the Axe Vale Festival. In September a number of members returned to France for an equestrian event.

Social events in 2013 included a very successful quiz evening, skittles and guided visits to the Colyford Wetlands, shared suppers and a film night. The year ended with an excellent Christmas party. More social events are planned for the coming year.

Meanwhile a visit to Douvres is planned for June to participate in the war commemorations. The Douvraise will visit Axminster in July. It is also planned to attend the Equestrian Games in France in September.

New members are always welcome and the ability to speak French is not a requirement but an appreciation of French culture and a good social life is!

For more information or to find out how to join contact Caroline Hillyard on 01297 34497 or membership secretary, Jasmine Littlewood on 01297 32755.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 13:40
Police are appealing for any information about Stephen Cogger who has been missing since last night (Wednesday)

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a 65-year-old man missing from Honiton.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Artist Luke Jerram with THG staff.

International artist Luke Jerram is aiming to create a ‘garden of time’ at Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:59
Lyme Regis Lifeboat

Crew carry out an extensive search of the area

Read more
Thu, 16:45
Devon Air Ambulance

The incident happened at 2.40pm today (Thursday).

Read more
Thu, 08:14
Seaton carnival queen Jenny Webber

Seaton teenager needs to raise £4,000 to fund her journey to the South Pacific

Read more
Wed, 15:02
Don and Jean Lee with their son Chris holding a photo of their wedding day 70 years ago. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

The Queen congratulates Don and Jean on 70 years of happy marriage

Read more
Wed, 11:00

The incident happened at 6.35pm at Hanger Farm, in Broadhembury, on Tuesday, August 25.

Read more
Wed, 10:48

After Great Britain’s record medal haul at the recent FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, where 14 medals (seven of them gold) were won by the GB squad across swimming and diving, this is your chance to take the plunge.

Read more
Wed, 06:59
Lyme Regis Lifeboat

Crew returns to base after thorough search of the area

Read more
Tue, 14:59
Script writer Andrew Rattenbury

Former Woodroffe School head boy is invited to pen an episode for the award-winning soap

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition


Honiton's trusted business finder