Video and picture gallery: Rasen welcomes friends from Mamers

The hand of friendship was once again stretched across the water to welcome more than 50 visitors from Market Rasen’s French twin town of Mamers.

The visitors were greeted by town mayor John Matthews on arrival with an afternoon tea reception in the Festival Hall, where the Deputy Mayor of Mamers, Jacky Vrammout, 
presented a gift to the town from the Mayor’s office.

Market Rasen Mayor John Matthews receives a gift from Mamers Deputy Mayor Jacky Vrammout, watched by Jeanne Lamare, Allison Riddell and Gail Dennis EMN-150720-160708001

Market Rasen Mayor John Matthews receives a gift from Mamers Deputy Mayor Jacky Vrammout, watched by Jeanne Lamare, Allison Riddell and Gail Dennis EMN-150720-160708001

A full weekend of activities, as well as time with their host families, was planned for the visitors, which was a much larger group than normal, and also contained a number of teenagers, hopefully ensuring the future of this ‘entente 
cordiale’.