Wendover Twinning Association

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HP22 6DU
Dawn Rance (Chairman): 01296 625718
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Wendover Twinning Association

Wendover and Liffré were twinned in 1976 and since then many enduring friendships have been forged between British and French families.  Liffré is near Rennes, with a population similar to that of Wendover. Its residents are immensely hospitable, full of fun and, like Wendover, Liffré has a strong community spirit.

A town exchange weekend takes place annually; the French visiting us one year and us visiting them in alternate years.  Visitors stay with host families and there is always a lively programme of activities in which to participate. Back-up and support is always available.

Our activities throughout the year are focused on the social and fund-raising aspects of the Association.

From October to May we hold a meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month, at which we have a speaker, wine, a raffle and a chance to socialise. These take place at 7.30 pm in Wendover Library Meeting Room.

We also hold a monthly drop-in coffee morning in the Red Lion, Wendover on the second Thursday every month from 11 am onwards.  As not all our members speak French the monthly meetings and coffee mornings are conducted in English but these meetings provide an excellent opportunity to get to know everyone and to learn more about Twinning.

We have a fund raising stall once a year at the Produce Market held on the Manor Waste as well as summer social events and a dinner in January.

The Twinning Association always plays an active part in Wendover Celebrates, raffling hampers of French produce and giving adults and children a chance to play a traditional game from Brittany, Palets Bretons.

Membership is open to all, whether you are an individual, a couple, or a family with children. You do not have to live in Wendover to participate!  Many of our members live in nearby towns and villages and we welcome anyone who is interested in the idea of learning more about our twin town and more about the French and their way of life. Of course you don’t have to visit France and you don’t have to act as a host when our French friends visit us. You can participate in as many or as few of our activities as you wish. The main thing is to enjoy yourself.

If you would like to know more please contact either of the following:

Dawn Rance (Chairman): 01296 625718

Glynis Smith (Membership Secretary): 01296 625565

You can also find out more via our website or our Facebook page.

Alternatively drop in at one of our coffee mornings, or come to one of our meetings as a visitor. We will be delighted to welcome you.

For Wendover Twinning Facebook click here

To read about the May 2013 exchange to Liffre, click here



Dawn Rance, Chairman 01296 625718





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