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Exchange visit to Clermont l'Herault

We have been invited to Clermont l'Herault between the 2nd and 5th of October.
We are sending a delegation of around 12 people for the exchange which, although short, I am sure it will be very interesting.
All those wishing to go should contact Mrs Lucy Hamid, the address is as published in the latest newsletter.
For all those who have put their names down the flight is from Bristol on Friday 2nd October, around midday and returns on Monday 5th around 4pm local time.

Clermont l'Herault to Patchway May 2015

Our Twin Town of Clermont l'Herault sent a party over to Patchway to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Twinning Charter between the two towns.
It would be a new experience for some of them as they have not been to Patchway before and did not know what to expect when they arrived at the homes of their hosts.
Being absolutely honest it did not start well, our town minibus which we thought had been organised for months was not in the garage when we arrived to go to the airport!  

Wine Tasting Evening

 Patchway Twinning Association are organising a Wine tasting evening with buffet to take place at Patchway Community Centre during this year's Patchway Festival which runs from 11th - 26th. July. Most likely this will be held on Friday 17th. the date to be confirmed.  We are liaising with local stores to organise this event which hopefully will raise funds for and  promote the Twinning Association and increase business for the store concerned whilst everyone attending should have a really good evening.

Delegation from Clermont May 2015

 After the elections of 2014 we invited the new Mayor of Clermont l'Herault, Salvador Ruiz and members of the Jumalage to visit Patchway.
We are delighted to report that a party of 10 will be arriving in Patchway on Friday May 15th until Monday May 18th flying into Bristol from Agde/Beziers
It is a very short stay so we have arranged a small program to show them around the local area and Bristol, perhaps next time they could come for a little longer, we could show them more of the lovely areas surrounding Bristol.

Annual Dinner 2015

 On Friday 17th April we held our Annual Dinner at Filton Golf Club, it used to be called Christmas Dinner but it has slipped somewhat.
We had a very good turn out for the dinner and many thanks to all those who attended, and thanks to Alex who drove the new Patchway Minibus and collected so many people.
As usual the service was excellent and the dinner was very good, thanks to Ann for organising this event.

Gauting Exchange September 2014

 This year it was the turn of Gauting, Bavaria, to visit Patchway.
It has been a very long time since our friends were last here because they were so busy celebrating their 40th anniversary with Clermont L'Herault, Langeudoc.
On Thursday 18th September our guests left Gauting at 6am and travelled by Easyjet from Munich to Gatwick and then on to Bristol via National Express. We picked them up at Bristol Bus station, not a very pleasant experiance for us or them. Bristol really must do something about their "Gateway to the World" its diabolical.

Twinning Exchange. Gauting to Patchway

On September 18th for 4 days we are hosting a small delegation from our twin town of Gauting in Bavaria.
We intend to have a very busy weekend with a day out in Bath on the Friday, on the Saturday we intend to hold a gathering in Patchway to allow the Patchway Town Council the new Mayor of Gauting who was elected this year.
Sunday will be free to get acquainted with the hosts and do something in the local area.

1960s/70s Music Evening with Steve Bloggs Band!

As part of the Patchway Festival this year the Twinning Association put on a 1960s/1970s Music evening at the Patchway Community Center.
Although the event was advertised all over the area it was mainly supported by loyal "Twinners" and we had a fantastic evening, it was very adhoc, literally "you call it we will play it".
The food was excellent, thank you to Marian and Jenny for all their efforts

Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner took place at the Bristol Golf Club, Cribbs Causeway.
The meal was excelent and this years round table setup allowed for a much more sociable atmosphere.
many thanks to Lucy for making all the arrangements on this occasion.

Gauting Exchange September 2013

Another fantastic exchange with our friends in Gauting who were celebrating their 40th anniversary with Clermont l'Herault.

Now that BMI Regional has recommenced direct flights to Munich getting to our twin town could not be easier. Quick and easy check in at Bristol, off for a cup of coffee, then bused to the aircraft. The flight included a snack and refreshments so next time we will know not to buy sandwiches, too much travel on low cost airlines!