RESIDENTS of Bourne End welcomed some very special guests last week as the twinning association met with their French counterparts.
A group of people from Octeville-sur-Mer, a commune twinned with Bourne End, made the journey over to Bucks at the end of last week.
As expected the French visitors were warmly welcomed with a number of displays and bunting erected around the town to mark the occasion.
The guests were given a tour of Bourne End as well as the surrounding areas with the history of Bucks being explained.
Chairman of the Bourne End Twinning Association, Liz Yeeles, said: “Activities over the weekend included a coach trip to the Black Country Living Museum, a visit to the Mayor's parlour in High Wycombe where the history of the role and regalia were explained to them.”
She added: “On Saturday evening (May 31) a group meal was held followed by a very popular barn dance.”
The visit also saw a number of speeches made from key representatives including Mrs Yeeles and Octeville-sur-Mer president, Alain Richard.
Octeville-sur-Mer Mayor Jean-Louis Rousilon and local councillors Sue Wagner (Wooburn and Bourne End Parish Council chairman) and Brian Pollock (Wycombe District Council) also said a few words.
For more information on the Twinning Association please visit: www.bebta.ukgo.com