Twinning BBQ & AGM
Welcome to Hemyock Saturday, April 29 2017 @ 02:22 pm BST
The name of our French Twinning Association is “Le Jumelage des Grees” which is the name given to an area of marshes and lakes. The association consists of four different villages: St. Herblon, Anetz, La Roche – Blanche & Pouille les Coteaux. Each one takes it in turns to be the main host village when we visit. The villages are found just north of the N23 between Ancenis and Varades, with Nantes 30km to the west and Angers 40km to the East.
The fact that their Twinning Association consisted of several villages was the main reason for choosing the name of our Association, “The Upper Culm Twinning Association”, so it enabled villages in the area to feel that it was their association. We have members from Hemyock, Clayhidon and Culmstock.
We are an active association, organising several social events throughout the year.
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE ?
Offering accommodation to a person or family in your house and feeding them. Accommodation must be reciprocated.
WHAT DOES IT COST ME?
Annual membership to the association £5-00 individual / £10-00 for a family.
WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT?
New friendships, knowledge of other cultures, economical visits to France, possible lasting friendships, giving you a holiday base in one of the beautiful areas of France.
BUT I CAN’T SPEAK FRENCH!
Don’t worry, as long as you are prepared to try, mime, gesticulate or even learn a few French words like; “Yes, No; Thank you; Good Morning”, and may be a few other words, you’ll have a wonderful time.
WHAT TYPE OF PERSON IS INVOLVED IN TWINNING?
People from all walks of life.
WHAT IF I DIDN’T GET ON WITH MY VISITOR?
We give our French organisers a personal or family c.v. of people offering to be hosts so that, if possible, visitor and host can be compatible.
YES I’M INTERESTED, WHAT DO I DO NOW?
Contact us! See contact details below.
Or to see some pictures, view our photo album
Bill Smith 01823 421200
Karen Pinder 01823 681034
Louise Saunders 01823 681457
Sally Cartledge 01823 680367
John Scantlebury 01823 681393
Christine Vaughan 01823 681151
Jon Handforth 01823 680953
Lesley & Colin Rawle 01844 841521
Paul Featherstone 01823 680036
Twinning BBQ & AGM
Culmstock looking east, July 1962Browse Album
The region will stay dry all day, with sunny spells. It will become breezy in the far west later, especially on the coast. However, the wind will come from the south so it will feel warmer than recently. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.
The coming night will be dry, mild and breezy without frost or fog. It will be windy on coasts and hills. Rain will arrive in Cornwall and Devon around dawn. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.
Tomorrow will become windier with rain gradually spreading eastwards during the day, reaching Gloucestershire by late afternoon. The rain will clear in the west later, letting some late sunshine through. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.
The bank holiday will probably start very wet, but it will dry up from the west allowing some sunshine later. Tuesday and Wednesday will be drier and warmer.
Updated at: 0310 on Sat 29 Apr 2017