Tricolour flying in Chepstow for French twinning visit

Tricolour flying in Chepstow for French twinning visit

Chepstow town council are flying a French tricolour above its gatehouse, because the twinning visit took place last week (9819077)

Chepstow town council are flying a French tricolour above its gatehouse, because the twinning visit took place last week (9819127)

First published in News by

A TRICOLOUR has been flying above Chepstow Ttown Ccouncil’s gatehouse in celebration of its exchange with French visitors, which finished last week.

The twinning between Chepstow and the French town of Cormeilles started in 1975 and about 40 people took part in the visit this year.

The Welsh members took their French counterparts on a trip to Brecon and its military museum and its mountain railway. They also shared a hog roast in Mathern and a barn dance in the town’s Drill Hall on Sunday.

There was also a screening of the film The Well-Digger’s Daughter – La Fille du Pauisatier – in the Drill Hall.

Welsh members will be invited to visit Cormeilles next year.

One of the members of the twinning associationgroup and former chairwoman, Sheila Trott, said: “It all went very well. It is a shame they went just as the weather changed. They all enjoyed it and it does go well.”

On the town’s tourist office website, Cormeilles is described as a “quiet place which promises you fun, conviviality and absolute relaxation”.”

The twinning was started by Chepstow’s Reverend Barrie Evans and the Normandy town’s Father Eugene Meron after they got to know each other in the early 1970s.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree