Launceston will soon have one of the most active twinning associations in Cornwall as more and more people discover that being entertained in France – or entertaining friends from Brittany – is the perfect way to make lasting friendships and to find out about Breton food, traditions, culture and heritage.
Exchange visits between Launceston and its twin-town of Plestin les Grèves have taken place every year since 1983 and the aim of the Launceston and District Twinning Association is simply to foster friendships between the citizens of the two towns.
You don’t even have to speak French – half the fun is finding out how easy it is to communicate without advanced language skills! And there are usually friends on hand to translate.
Twinning is also a good way to make new friends locally because there is on-going and enjoyable activity as twinners raise funds to host their French visitors through barbecues, treasure hunts, safari suppers, quizzes… and serving crêpes and coffee at various events.
The Twinning Association welcomes new members of all ages – be they young families, pensioners or people on their own. If you are interested in joining the Twinning Association and would like more information, chairman Jill Whitechurch (telephone 01840 261781) or secretary Jenny Birkett (01566 777978) would like to hear from you.