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January 2018


Our Group Members Keep in Touch

Next event: AGM with buffet supper. Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 7pm for 7.30pm start, St Dunstan’s Church Hall, SL8 5AR. (See below.)

On January 6th 2018, BEBTA members & visitors met to round off the festive season by sharing the Galette des Rois (Kings’ Pie). The afternoon was a friendly get-together for tea, coffee & chat, the highlight being the traditional frangipane tart eaten at Epiphany.

We enjoyed crowning the “kings” & “queens” whose slice contained a token (originally a bean), a custom going right back through Christian to Roman times, when a slave could lord it over the feast if lucky. The French no longer have to call the galette “Equality Pie”, as happened briefly after the 1789 Revolution; but Monsieur Macron has to do without a lucky token & cardboard crown when he enjoys his galette: republican France doesn’t want any more kings at the Elysée Palace!

We were delighted to welcome some new members. How about you? To find out about Twinning, join in the fun, or book your place in time for the AGM & supper on Saturday 3rd March, contact Wendy or David Langford on 021628 520065, Our website is, & our “twin” is Octeville sur Mer, Normandy, at .