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
- Speaking French is NOT a requirement.
- Annual visits to and from our twin village in France - Le Vaudreuil, near Rouen.
- Subsidised travel by coach and Eurotunnel.
- Families with children particularly welcome.
- We hope that the next visit to France will be in September or October 2019, provided we can get sufficient numbers.
- French are coming to Comberton in 2019, probably 5-7 April (with 31 May-2 June as fallback).
- Annual subscription only £10, under 16s free.
- Fun social events such as a summer BBQ.
- Make new friends locally, and in France.
Trips to France
- June 2018 Trip to France for Millennial Festivities -
We left on Friday evening at 4pm in order not to exclude schoolchildren and teachers, and we arrived in Le Vaudreuil around midnight local time.
The date of 8-10 June was chosen to coincide with a medieval festival weekend to celebrate one thousand years of the church of Le Vaudreuil.
We were lucky with the weather, and spent the Saturday taking in the various medieval and Viking events, culminating in us participating in a memorable medieval-themed procession
around the village in late afternoon. After spending Sunday morning with host families, we then all met for an excellent reception and lunch,
before returning on Sunday afternoon, arriving here around 9:30 pm. In all, an excellent visit.
Autumn 2019 Trip to France - We hope that the next visit to France will be in September or October 2019, provided we can get sufficient numbers and funding.
Visits by the French
- Autumn 2017 - We welcomed a contingent of 37 French from Le Vaudreuil on October 27-29, for what was generally felt to be a very successful twinning weekend.
For the first time, they did not stop for a day in London, so arrived here in late afternoon. We held a hog roast and ceilidh at Meridian School on the Saturday evening,
and had a caller who paired French and English participants together for each dance, so that all had fun.
Spring 2019 - The French will be coming to Comberton in 2019, probably 5-7 April (with 31 May-2 June as fallback). Families will be needed to be hosts. Details later.
- Saturday 14th July 2018 (Bastille Day!) - BBQ evening at Manor farm
- Saturday 17th November 2018 - Quiz evening at Village Hall
- March 2019 - Annual Dinner - venue and date tbd
- Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - AGM and Bring and Share Supper
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.
|Chairman:||Paul Hardy - tel 263232, email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary:||Glynis Ellis - tel 262214, email email@example.com|
|Webmaster:||Paul Hardy - email to firstname.lastname@example.org.|
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
See our page of Frequently Asked Questions, with answers.
More Photos of Le Vaudreuil and Exchanges
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 a JPG image.
It is also available as a two on a page for an A5 handout.
Annual General Meeting
The AGM of Comberton Twinning Association is held at Comberton Village Hall in May or June. In 2018 it was on Wednesday 13th June. In 2019 it will be on Wednesday 22nd May.
The Chairman's Report 2018 is at CTA Chairman's Report 2018.
Note however that at the meeting we decided to try for a visit to France in Autumn 2019, as it is the 20th anniversary of the twinning.
The Twinning Association, as a non-profit unincorporated voluntary organisation, is regulated by a constitution.
Data Protection Policy
The Twinning Association holds minimal personal data about its members, updated annually as part of membership.
We have a Data Protection Policy which explains our holdings, procedures,
and compliance with the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force in May 2018.
HistorySee the History page for information on the club origins and on past events.
Dill seeds -
In April 2017 we received a batch of packets of dill herb seeds (Aneth du Vaudreuil) These were 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).
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