Trip to twin village a cracking success

Harriet Gillman, Chairman of Grasby Twinning, Alain Horpin, Mayor of St Remy and Viviane Bidault President of St Remy Twinning
Harriet Gillman, Chairman of Grasby Twinning, Alain Horpin, Mayor of St Remy and Viviane Bidault President of St Remy Twinning
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Twinners from Grasby travelled to France recently, to visit their twin village of St Remy, where they stayed with their host families.

After a lazy Sunday morning, everyone took part in a walk along the new green footpath from St Remy to Sille, following a fairytale of treasure hunt clues.

Evening celebrations began with the unveiling of two mosaic plaques which will be mounted in front of the two rose trees given to the St Remy twinners last year.

A large mosaic Easter egg was also unveiled and given to the Grasby twinners.

The playing of both national anthems was followed by a Vin d’Honneur in the council rooms, then it was across to the village hall for a celebration dinner and entertainment.

During the evening, St Remy Mayor Alain Horpin presented each of the English families with picture book of the Sarthe area and a book about the wines from the Loire Valley.

Harriet Gillman, chair person of Grasby Twinning, presented her French counterpart Viviane Bidault with a book called The History of Twinning and also gave each of the host families wooden trugs containing garden products.

English families were each given a wire egg basket filled with chocolate eggs.

A trip to Sulley-sur-Loire chateau, a picnic lunch on 
the banks of the Loire and a tour of Orleans took place 
on the Monday, together with a slide show of 25 years of twinning.

Grasby School governor Christine Liddle delivered some letters from the children to the teachers and children at the St Remy school on the Tuesday, before a visit to a narrow gauge railway restoration and the Museum of Mechanical Music.

Wednesday morning 
was left free for shopping trips and time with host families, before the journey back to Grasby.