French visit to Thaxted for 10th twinning anniversary

THAXTED Twinning Association used the red, white and blue of both Britain and France to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The TTA welcomed 34 of their friends from their French twin town, St Vrain, including seven children under 13, last Thursday for a reception at the Guildhall.

Founder president Marijke Curtis presented the guests with a wall hanging in red,

white and blue made by several Thaxted residents, using foundation patchwork. They plan to hang it in the ‘Mairie’, their equivalent Guildhall, in St Vrain.

The presentation was followed by a day out in London on Saturday, the trip taking the team to the Houses of Parliament with three guides – including Saffron Walden MP Sir Alan Haselhurst – a three-course lunch on the RS Hispaniola moored close to the Embankment, and finally a flight on the London Eye.

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On Saturday a party was held at Parrishes in Thaxted when all the hosts and guests, plus a few other members, enjoyed a meal with music by Jill Jones and Cath Begley.

A spokesman for TTA said: “We look forward to our next visit to St Vrain in 2012.”

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