The Lydney and District TwinningAssociation was formed in June 1991 with the aim of fostering friendships and the exchange of cultures between the residents of our district and those of Bréhal, a small town in Normandy, similar in size to Lydney.
Since that day 25 years ago there have been long-weekend exchanges in alternate years. One year the French come here and the next we go to them. For the most part this takes place in April or May. Firm friendships have been made and the association is thriving.
The Association is open to all who would like to experience life in France, staying with a French family, and who are prepared to be hosts when the French come to visit us. We are very keen to increase membership to ensure that the association will carry on.
The twinning is self funding and we have a few fund raising events during the two year period to help to pay for some formal entertainment when the French come over for a long weekend. This usually takes the form of an evening dinner with some entertainment. For the rest of the weekend hosts entertain their guests en famille and explore the locality.
The spectrum of our ability to communicate in French and English is enormous and it is truly amazing what interesting conversations it is possible to have with school day French and English, and how much it is possible to improve!
Annual membership is currently £10 per person over 21 years old and the membership year runs from February to January.
The benefit of belonging to the Lydney and District Twinning Association is the exceptional opportunity to spend time in France with French people, learn more about the French culture and life style, improve the ability to communicate in French and hopefully to make interesting and worthwhile friendships and contacts, which would never be possible in an ordinary holiday visit situation.
Conversely we give the same opportunities to our French twins to experience all the good things that we have to offer from our own culture and to promote greater understanding and appreciation of each other’s way of life, history and outlook.
Should you wish to join please complete and submit the form below.
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