Pictured at the Meal are Left to Right: Janet Randell, Edwige Duthil, Fiona Henry, Annie and Daniel Ligny with their gifts.
On Friday 10th May, a group of 30 French Twinners from Deville les Rouen arrived in Syston for a whirl-wind weekend. It started with a reception where the new President of Deville’s Twinning, Edwidge Duthil was warmly welcomed by Syston’s Chairwoman, Fiona Henry.
Early the next morning two coaches swept all the families on a visit to the Black Country Living Museum. In between the typically English showers, everyone enjoyed a look into the life of ordinary English folk back in 1912, and some were lucky enough to taste the delights of English haute cuisine – fish and chips cooked in beef dripping and served in newspaper.
Sunday, far from being a day of rest, saw various groups of friends and visitors getting together and enjoying each other’s company, before getting back together at Park Hill Golf Course for a delightful meal. The occasion was tinged with the sad news that Daniel and Annie Ligny were leaving their Twinning group. Gifts and sincere thanks were given to them both for the work they have done over the last five years.
Suddenly, it was Monday morning, and time to bid a fond farewell to our friends until we meet them again in Deville next year.
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