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June 2018


Our popular Quiz and Supper takes place Saturday 23rd June at St Dunstan’s Hall, SL8 5AR. All welcome! Come solo or bring friends. Contact Wendy Langford, details below.

BEBTA’s snow-delayed AGM took place a fortnight late, with about 40 members enjoying a good supper after the official business. Our new Parish Council Representative, Mike Balbini, commented on the warm family atmosphere of the meeting. Estelle Huxley received flowers as a thank you for her wonderful desserts; and thanks, cards & gifts were presented to David Langford who retired after 13 years as Treasurer. We are delighted that Mike Hill has agreed to take over this important role.

On 23rd March, Wendy and David Langford attended the CJO’s AGM in Octeville. We loved the six-foot models of a red telephone box and Big Ben which flanked the official table! (See photos below)  After speeches from CJO President Alain Richard, Mayor Jean-Louis Rousselin & BEBTA’s Chairman, the meeting closed with a glass of wine. Then out came bright tablecloths and picnic baskets for a convivial meal.

As I write, we await the visit (17th-21st May) of about thirty of our French friends. There’ll be a Reception, Excursion, Barn Dance & Farewell Dinner; and our members are planning a real Bourne End welcome into their homes for their guests. After our excellent visit to Octeville last April, we hope to return the favours!

We have been happily twinned with Octeville sur Mer, Normandy since 2003. Our website is and theirs is .

Twinning is interesting & fun, no need to speak French. Make new friends here – six social events a year – and visit Octeville in 2019 (paying only journey costs). Join for £5 single, £10 family per year. More info without obligation from Wendy Langford (Chairman) at or 01628 520065.