Enderby - Le Haillan Twinning News
THE JOURNAL (EXTRACT OF NUMBER 455)
ENDERBY TWINNING NEWS
The May meeting was mainly concerned with the visit of our French friends at the end of April. The feedback was that the programme had been interesting, varied and very enjoyable. The programme included an afternoon tea at Palmer’s Garden Centre, Enderby which was beautifully presented, delicious (we all went home with doggy bags) and served by very helpful staff ; a Race Night (no money changed hands !) a day at Duxford Imperial War Air Museum, returning for a meal at The Shires, Peatling Parva, free time on Sunday with families, a formal lunch on Bank Holiday Monday at Hinckley Golf Club, finishing up with an informal ‘picnic’ evening at Enderby Social Club with a Salsa demonstration including the opportunity to try out some of the steps.
We were fortunate with the weather for all the events and very lucky to be at Duxford when a number of aircraft were flying and one “looped the loop” and “corkscrewed” several times. There was something to do and see for every one and the only complaint was that there was not enough time to see everything ! On the way home we stopped at The Shires for a superb carvery meal which was much appreciate by the French and the English. Their service was excellent.
At the formal lunch on the Monday, at Hinckley Golf Club, (another delicious meal !) speeches of friendship were made by Peter Hurst, our Chair, and Brigit Erhart, the French Twinning President. The English twinners were each presented with memory sticks containing footage and photos of the las 30 years of twinning. This was to mark the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Twinning Treaty in France and was a very special, thoughtful gift. The treaty can be seen in the Small Hall of Enderby Civic Centre along with other mementos presented over the years.
For the first time we had an evening get-together on the Monday evening at Enderby Social Club enlivened by a Salsa demonstration by Jenny and her partner, Steve, from “Espiritu Latino”. Jenny runs classes at St John’s Community Centre, Packhorse Drive, and other local venues. As always, the French ladies were first to jump to their feet and the dance floor soon filled up.
This visit was a lovely opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones – French and English.
If you think you might like to join the association, please come along to a meeting or contact Barbara. We hope to go to France next year. Our meetings start at 8pm on the first Tuesday of alternate months at the Civic Centre. Our next meeting is on Tuesday, July 4th 2017.
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