However, it does still continue unofficially as a group of individuals and families with a strong interest in the French language and culture and continuing our close friendships with friends over the channel in Chevilly, which we have built up over the years.
For further information about informal gatherings here in Somerset and informal visits to France contact:Victoria Fransham: email@example.com
Chevilly is located in the "département" of Loiret, just north of the historic City of Orléans and close to the River Loire.
It is surrounded by rolling farm-land and forests and the area is essentially agricultural.
Although it has the same population as Curry Rivel, it has its own Mayor and "Mairie", many clubs & societies and a number of small & medium sized businesses.
Certainly not! .... .... there will usually be someone around who can speak French when the two communities meet – many of our French friends have little to no English, but still have good time when they visit.