Attleborough welcomes French visitors

Members of Attleborough's twin community in France - Nueil-Les-Aubiers - have been warmly welcomed to the town for their biennial visit.

Members of Attleborough's twin community in France - Nueil-Les-Aubiers - have been warmly welcomed to the town for their biennial visit.

The guests came by coach from Stansted last Wednesday and were met by their host families and members of the Town Council at Attleborough High School.

Students from both the High School and Junior School delighted them with their greetings in French, in song and in the spoken word.

Outings to the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth, St George's Distillery, Thetford Forest and Peter Beales Roses were enjoyed by both guests and hosts.


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The visit was rounded off by an evening at Besthorpe Hall, which took the form of a hog roast and a stroll through the gardens, and was followed by the P�tanque Cup re-match - which once again resulted in Nueil retaining the cup.

Old friendships were renewed and new friendships were forged during the visit. Denny Barber, the Association President, said: 'This was another very successful occasion and one that we hope will be repeated in the future.'

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Attleborough and Nueil-les-Aubiers became twin communities following ceremonies in France and England in 1996 and 1997. The Attleborough Town Twinning Association was set up to promote international friendship between the twinned communities.

Nueil-les-Aubiers is in the Department of Deux-S�vres, 80 miles east of La Rochelle and 50 miles south of Angers.

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