Twinners celebrate in Chevilly

Home » Latest News » Twinners celebrate in Chevilly
Twinning plaque
Twinning soiree
Twinning Bourges

The Curry Rivel & District Twinning Association celebrated its 20th anniversary with our long-standing friends in Chevilly over the weekend 4 — 7 May.

Over 30 people from in and around Curry Rivel made the journey to our twinned town, situated just outside Orléans, and stayed with "Chevillois" families. And what a right royal welcome they received!
After settling in on the Friday evening, their French hosts entertained them on the Saturday, often with a trip to a local place of interest. Towards the end of the afternoon, a special ceremony took place in the centre of the town with speeches by Bernard Texier, Mayor of Chevilly; Barbara Hamlin, Chair of the Curry Rivel & District Twinning Association; and Bénédicte Meriau, Présidente of the Chevilly Twinning Association. The speeches reinforced the relationship between our two communities and a plaque commemorating this with the words "Friendship goes on" had been specially commissioned for the event. The brass band of the local fire brigade was also in attendance playing the national anthems of the two countries. Afterwards both French and British members of the twinning participated in a cocktail reception kindly sponsored by the local town hall. The evening continued with a fabulous buffet meal followed by a disco where everyone could show their skill on the dancefloor — and many did!
Although the evening ended late, twinners were up early the next day for the official excursion to the town of Bourges where they were treated to a tour of the impressive Palais de Jacques Coeur, the home of a French merchant from the 15th century. After lunch and a visit around the old part of the town it was time to head back to Chevilly for the final evening with their hosts.
All good things must come to an end and, sadly, on the Monday morning everyone had to say their goodbyes and a tired but happy group of Curry Rivel residents boarded the coach for the return journey. Despite the current political uncertainties, all were sure that this was not an "adieu", only an "au revoir".
For more information on the Curry Rivel & District Twinning Association, please email: thepavilion54@btinternet.com or telephone 01458 252946.

More news from Curry Rivel

Splat Messy Play
: Mon 09 Dec 6:31am

Splat Messy Play Taster Session is now available to book at Curry Rivel Village HallWed 18th Dec 2019 — Christmas Special 10-11amAll babies and children welcome (6 months — 4 years old). £5.50 per child. Sibling discounts are available, please contact Emma for more information.Emma will do her upmost to cater for allergies and other dietary requirements, let her know.07827 089005...

Portway Closure 11th to 13th Dec 2019
: Mon 09 Dec 6:25am

Temporary Closure of Portfield11-13th Dec 20198.30am-3.30pmSomerset County CouncilDistrict of South SomersetParish of Curry RivelTemporary Closure of PortfieldTAKE NOTICE that in pursuance of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the CountyCouncil of Somerset propose to make an Order PROHIBITING ALL...

Xmas Big Breakfast 2019
: Sun 08 Dec 6:11am

The Christmas BIG BREAKFAST will be held on Sun 15th Dec 2019 at the Village Hall, from 8.30am till 12.30pm.There will be a special visit from Santa, from 9.30am till 11.30am, and for a small charge children can receive a fantastic gift.Come along to this great Community event, and enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast, with food provided by the 'Black Sheep...