French families visit Royston as part of twin towns project

PUBLISHED: 09:50 12 June 2019 | UPDATED: 09:50 12 June 2019

Families prepare to say farewell after a successful weekend. Picture: Clare Davies and Alix Cooper

Families prepare to say farewell after a successful weekend. Picture: Clare Davies and Alix Cooper

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More than 20 families from France crossed the channel to visit families in Royston last weekend, in a trip organised by the Royston & District Town Twinning Association.

French visitors prepare to set off along the Cam. Picture: Clare Davies and Alix CooperFrench visitors prepare to set off along the Cam. Picture: Clare Davies and Alix Cooper

The families from Royston's twin town, La Loupe, spent a long weekend enjoying a range of activities including punting on the river Cam and afternoon tea at the Orchard Tea Garden in Grantchester, entertained by young musicians from Royston Town Band.

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On Saturday evening, the town twinning association hosted a hog roast at the Heath Sports Centre where the mayor of Royston, Councillor Robert Inwood, welcomed everyone. He said: "It is organisations like the twinning group that keep hope of a close Europe for the future possible."

There have been many friendships made during the many years of the twinning and the association hopes that there will be many more.

Members of Royston Town Band entertain the hosts and visitors. Picture: Clare Davies and Alix CooperMembers of Royston Town Band entertain the hosts and visitors. Picture: Clare Davies and Alix Cooper

La Loupe has been twinned with Royston since 1986, with Großalmerode and Villanueva de la Cañada the other twin towns.

Go to www.roystontowntwinning.org for more information.

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