The picture above, courtesy of Syston Twinning, shows: members from both Syston and Deville before Syston departed for home.
Members of Syston Twinning made an historic visit to Deville les Rouen between the 13th and 16th May when they celebrated their 40th Anniversary albeit two years on because of the COVID restrictions.
The group had a great visit in fabulous weather. It was also quite an emotional visit having not seen each other since 2019 when Syston hosted friends from Deville les Rouen.
At their committee meeting on the Saturday morning they discussed how they can build on the friendship between the two towns by acting as a liaison between schools, sport clubs including football and martial arts as well as the Town’s bands.
It is a great way to discover the real people of our Twinned Town and making life long friends at the same time.
You don’t have to be able to speak French although a little understanding helps.
We can help if you are interested in learning or developing your language skills.
Our Town of Syston has been twinned with Deville les Rouen since 1980 and many of the gifts given to Syston by the friends are on display in the Community Centre, they include the first gift of a bell which hangs in the Brookside suite.
There will be a small delegation from Deville les Rouen visiting in November for the Remembrance weekend. They will join the parade along with members of Syston Twinning on Sunday 13th November.
Anyone wishing to know more about the twinning and taking part in their exchanges can contact the Chairperson Fiona Henry on 0116 260 9744 or the Secretary Ann Baker 0116 230 3835.