Another très bonne année for twinners in Seaton

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 April 2017 | UPDATED: 08:57 19 April 2017

Sharon Bruce (left) presents a bouquet to retiring committee member Mavis Motson.

Sharon Bruce (left) presents a bouquet to retiring committee member Mavis Motson.


Another action-packed 12 months was outlined to more than 30 members of Seaton and District Twinning Association at their recent annual meeting and quiz night in the Masonic Hall.

The group welcomed Mayor Marcus Hartnell, who officiated during the re-election of the current chairman, Sharon Bruce.

In her address, Sharon spoke of an eventful year with their French twin partners in Thury Harcourt, and thanked all members for their participation and support.

In March, the group held a successful skittles evening at the Ship, in Axmouth, while June saw the biennial visit to Thury Harcourt, where they visited St Marie Eglise during D-day landing celebrations. There were also visits to an equestrian centre and Bayeux, to see the famous tapestry, cathedral and shops.

In the summer, Seaton hosted the Festival of Cycling and the twinning group was part of the activities selling cupcakes in Thury Harcourt Place. For Christmas, the celebration returned to The Ship for a festive meal. The group also took an active part in the Christmas carnival collection for the community.

Sharon concluded her address with a toast to friends past and present in the twinning association.

Officers and committee members were re-elected, with one change – Mavis Motson, who has served for many years, stepped down. The group was hugely appreciative of all her work and presented Mavis with a bouquet.

The new committee member is Victoria Herrity, aged 19.

The group welcomes new members and anyone 
interested should contact secretary, Glyn Roberts on 01297 21363 or email

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