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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!

Delegation to visit Gauting 2013

A delegation of Patchway People are travelling to Gauting to share in the 40th anniversary celebrations between our two twinning partners.
We are due to arrive in time to meet our French counterparts when they complete their 15 hour overland journey from the south of France to the south of Bavaria.
There are two or three cultural visits, one to the palace of Linderhof and another to the BMW factory and museum in Munich.

Coverage of 40th anniversary celebrations in Clermont's newsletter

The July edition of Clermont's newsletter featured the recent celebration of the 40th twinning anniversary between Clermont l'Hérault and Gauting. The article, shown below with photos and a translation, also includes some of the delegation from Patchway that journeyed to mark the occasion.

Delegation goes to Clermont l'Herault

A small delegation of 7 people are travelling to Clermont to represent Patchway at the celebration of the forty years of twinning between Clermont l'Herault and Gauting.
They are flying out via Ryanair to Bezier (Vias) on midday of the 29th May and returning on the following Monday, the 3rd June.
During the weekend there will be a program of events to follow and maybe a little free time to wander around the streets of the old town, perhaps meeting people they have not seen for a few years, but one thing that is guaranteed is a warm welcome from the locals.

Patchway Twinning Annual Dinner.

It was agreed at committee that as last years dinner was so well managed we would again use the Bristol Golf Club at Cribbs Causeway.

As before I have placed a copy of our newsletter No 64 on the History page of this website.

If you have not had a newsletter delivered to your home then feel free to make your choice on line and telephone them through to me. Telephone Number on newsletter.

Regards to all, John T

60's, 70's, & Beatles Evening - CANCELLED!

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event, its proximity to Christmas appears to clashed with too many other local events and we have not been able to sell enough tickets to warrant the outlay of the hall etc.
Thanks to Steve for his kind offer to perform for us and he is quite prepared to give us another date in Spring or Summer of 2013
Sorry to those who were leaving it to the last minute to apply for tickets.

Can I wish all our Members, and Members in our twin towns of Clermont L'Herault and Gauting a very Happy Christmas and lets hope that 2013 will be a good year for us all.

Wine Tasting Fund Raising Event

Friday 19th October 2012

On Friday evening the Twinning Association held a fund raising event in Patchway Community Centre based on wine tasting, with wines from various regions of France.

Win made the arrangements for an Expert in wines to come along, armed with a selection of French wines to test our taste buds and knowledge of wines.

She and the other ladies of the association prepared an excellent buffet, with of course a good selection of cheeses (French mainly but some English if your taste doesn't extend to some of the French varieties).


Accommodation Required.

Filton Twinning Association urgently need some volunteers to host a few people from their twin towns in Germany and France.
If you feel that you can help please use the contact form on this website and I will pass on to Filton Twinning
John Thomas