WESTBURY AND DISTRICT FRENCH TWINNING ASSOCIATION
Château du Loir and Westbury Wiltshire
The origin of Westbury’s Twinning with Château du Loir
In June 1978 Westbury were Twinned with Soisy-sur-Seine just south of Paris, sadly the members in France gradually moved away from the area and others were becoming too old to participate in the exchanges. However the members in Westbury were still keen to be twinned so in 1998 Westbury and Soisy sur Seine were the first towns in Europe to be divorced following the demise of the Association in Soisy.
The rulebook had to be revised to allow this to happen before Westbury could proceed with any arrangements to find another twin.
The Wessex Association of Twinning groups and the region of Sarthe had agreed to try to promote twinning between towns within the two areas. For example Chippenham is twinned with La Fleche and Warminster with Flers.
At the time the chairman of the Westbury Twinning Association and his wife visited several towns in Sarthe that were looking for Twins in Wessex and as soon as he walked in to the Mairie in Château du Loir he felt that this was the right one for Westbury.
The following year a party of Twinners visited the Town to meet with the people from the Schools, Churches, Council and their Twinning Association. A link was formed and during 2000 the current charter was signed in the spring in Westbury and in the Autumn in Château du Loir.
We have never looked back.
JANUARY 2021 COVID UPDATE
April 2021 Twinning trip
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the Twinning trip to CDL in April has been cancelled. It was jointly agreed between Westbury and Chateau du Loir that it would safer for all of our members to cancel this year rather than postpone until a later date.
21 MARCH 2020
A TALK BY BOB ROGERS POSTPONED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
A presentation by Bob Rogers entitled "Beauty and the Beast" about the wildlife
on the Cairngorms Scotland.
The talk will be preceded by a bring and share supper
TRIP TO CHATEAU DU LOIR POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT YEAR DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS
In April 40 members of the twinning association will travel to Chateau Du Loir to celebrate 20 years of Twinning. We will travel by coach, staying in a hotel the first night, and staying with friends and families when we arrive. The weekend's entertainment and host list will be forwarded to the members involved when they become available.
16 MAY 2020
During May we will meet for a social evening where we can talk about our experiences on the Chateau Du Loir trip.
Hopefully we can have a photo / film show of the visit.
This will be preceded by supper.