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Welcome to Comberton Twinning Association

Our village of Comberton (near Cambridge, UK) is twinned with the village of Le Vaudreuil, near Rouen in France.

The twinning charter invokes bonds of friendship between the people of Comberton and of Le Vaudreuil through reciprocal visits, and says that the aim of the twinning is to develop co-operation and understanding between our two nations by fostering friendship between their people. It's also great fun, and educational!

We are actively seeking new members to join the twinning, particularly families with children. See membership details and contacts below.

Photos of Le Vaudreuil

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Highlights

Hot News - Dill seeds

In April 2017 we received a batch of packets of dill herb seeds (Aneth du Vaudreuil) These are being provided to asssociation members, with spares to pass on to neigbours or friends as publicity and as a symbol of the continued relationship between the two villages. There is available for download and printing a short A5 handout (in English).

Next Visit by the French - Autumn 2017

The French will be coming to Comberton October 27 to 29th 2017. Details later.

Next Trip to France - Spring 2018

The next exchange will be either April or June 2018. The coach leaves Comberton, crosses the channel tunnel by shuttle, and on to Le Vaudreuil by evening.

We are met by our hosts who take us off to their homes for the next two days. There will probably be a communal event (lunch or dinner) to help make and renew friendships.

We leave early Sunday afternoon by coach, arriving back in Comberton, usually about 10pm.

Previous Exchanges

Spring 2017

The exchange visit to France planned for April 2017 was cancelled due to low numbers and high costs for peak period travel, and being not long after previous vist in October.

Autumn 2016

The last exchange was the 28-30th October 2016, from Comberton to France, pausing in Boulogne for a vist to Nausicaa.

Spring 2016

The previous exchange was a visit by the French from Le Vaudreuil to Comberton on 15-17th April 2016.

Social Events

Membership

Membership costs only 10, with under-16s joining free. Costs for exchange visits are low, as the hosts provide accommodation and most meals. In return there is an expectation that English families will host a French family for a future exchange visit. Please contact the chairman or secretary for more details, or to join.

Contacts

Chairman:Paul Hardy - tel 263232, email paul@paulhardy.net
Secretary:Glynis Ellis - tel 262214
Treasurer:Amanda Bacon
Webmaster:Paul Hardy - email to paul@paulhardy.net.

More Photos of Le Vaudreuil and Exchanges

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Click on any picture for bigger versions, and more photos.

Poster or Handout

A poster is available as a PDF file for printing, or as two on a page for an A5 handout.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of Comberton Twinning Association is held at Comberton Village Hall in June.

History

See the History page for information on the club origins and on past events.

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