Twinning Visit from Marans 2017

Twinning Visit from Marans 2017

The following words are an extract from the article in Barrow Voice written by Val Gillings.

"In May 2017 it was Barrow's turn to play hosts and welcome our French friends into our homes. Thinking caps on, we set about organising a variety of events to inform and entertain our friends.

We started with a demonstration of Morris Dancing at the Soar Bridge pub; it was great fun to see the French joining in with the dancing. We also had a tour around the Royal Crown Derby factory, and a trip to Stratford-on-Avon, including a cruise on the river. Nearer to home we visited the University Botanical Gardens in Leicester and once again, the weather was kind to us, being warm and sunny showing our visitors that we do sometimes have good weather in England.

During their four day visit we had two excellent meals; one at the Birstall Golf Club with the Parish Council, where once again the charter was signed. Here we had the pleasure of the company of Pauline Ranson the Mayor of Loughborough. The second was at the Radmore Restaurant on Loughborough College campus and we were delighted with the skills of the young people who not only cooked the meal, but provided an excellent silver service. The team included a young man from Barrow."



Civic welcome from the Parish Council, past and present, to mark the 20yrs anniversary of Twinning



Morris Dancing demonstration at the Soar Bridge Inn


Royal Crown Derby Factory visit followed by a buffet lunch in their visitors centre



Visiting Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford upon Avon


A Riverboat cruise on the river Avon at Stratford


Visiting the Botanical Gardens of Leicester University, Oadby


Group picture including hosts and our guests from Marans


The final evening at Loughborough College Catering Dept restaurant, with the Ukulele Band








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