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November 2017


Stop Press: “Everyone welcome” event coming up 6th January – see below.

More than 50 members filled the hall for our Social Evening on 14th October. Despite busy calendars, the Chairmen of two other twinning groups found time to join us (with their partners): John P. Smith from Marlow (MMTTA) & Phillip Sheahan from Beaconsfield (BTA). Good to meet you, John, Tricia, Phillip & Susan!

After drinks, canapés & chat, our choir gave a lively performance of Be Our Guest (from Beauty & the Beast) & Edith Piaf’s Hymne à l’Amour (If you love me), accompanied by Barrie Reece on keyboard. Then it was the turn of our speaker, John Dixon. Tales of Town Twinning took us on a journey from the origins of twinning after the war, through episodes of discovery & enjoyment, a few near-disasters (lost a double-decker bus anyone?) & some hilarious cultural brick-dropping. John, gave us fresh ideas of what Twinning could be, and you certainly left us laughing! A bishop’s cassock will never look the same again!

Twinning is fun, & still so relevant. There are new friends to be made here and in Octeville, & new cultural challenges to be met, starting from one-to-one relationships between ordinary people.

Taste and try as the new year begins! Join us for our popular Galette Afternoon on Saturday 6th January, 3-5 pm, to share the traditional almond pie (or alternative if you cannot eat nuts) and a cuppa. Non-members £3, or free if you join for £4 (£8 for a family); BEBTA members free; but everyone needs to book & warn us of dietary needs by Tuesday 2nd January so that we bake enough pies. Email or call 01628 520065. We’re looking forward to meeting you. Wendy Langford (Chair).