The city of Valence held a series of events between 3rd and 5th of June 2016 to celebrate their 50 years of town twinning.
Tendring was represented by Cllr Mark Platt, Vice-Chairman of Tendring District Council who was accompanied by his family, nine members of the Tendring Twinning Association committee, sixteen children from Rolph Church of England School Thorpe-le-Soken and the Leading Lights Morris group from Harwich.
It was a weekend full of activities and exchanges – including a formal exchange of gifts and a signing of the renewal of the charter of our continuing partnership. Saturday included an unveiling of their ‘totem pole’, a Big Parade and an evening meal with acts from the seven twin towns. Sunday began with an ecumenical service in the magnificent cathedral and ended with a lunch before the delegations began to disperse and go their separate ways.
More news and photos of the event will follow soon, a small selection is shown here (click on image for a larger version):
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