Bienvenue to French visitors

THE bond between Great Yarmouth and twin town Rambouillet was reaffirmed once again at the weekend. The Great Yarmouth Twinning Association played host to guests from the town in France.

THE bond between Great Yarmouth and twin town Rambouillet was reaffirmed once again at the weekend.

The Great Yarmouth Twinning Association played host to guests from the town in France.

Chairman of the Town Twinning Association Hilary Evans said: “It was decided this year that we should go back to the roots of twinning and seek to strengthen the links of friendship forged in 1956 and spend time getting to know and enjoy the company of our friends from Rambouillet.

“A programme of events was organised which we hoped would give us time and space to talk to each other, to share our thoughts and at the same time to take part in very 'English' activities.”


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The group visited Thrigby Wildlife Park, had a conducted bus tour of Yarmouth's heritage sites and saw the progress on the outer harbour, as well as taking advantage of the fun of the resort.

The weekend was rounded off by a formal dinner party at which traditional roast beef with all the trimmings was served, followed by English trifle.

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Hilary said: “When one of the French party said it had been a wonderful weekend and so very English, we felt we had achieved one of our aims and the constant talk and laughter led us to believe that we had indeed got to know our guests a little better and we hope they returned to Rambouillet with a better understanding of us, and more knowledge of Great Yarmouth and all it has to offer both to residents and visitors.”

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