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Patchway Festival 2011

Patchway Twinning association will have a small stand on the main field for the opening day of the Festival.
We will have our usual array of maps and books showing the location of our twin towns and the lovely scenery which surrounds them.
We have no trips planned for 2011 for either twin town, and it seems so strange as we have always been very active in this regard.
However, our Twin Town of Gauting, has invited us across in May of 2012 as this is a good time to see and enjoy the Bavarian culture during their festivities season.

Annual dinner - A great success

This year we had our Annual Dinner at the Bristol Golf Club, Cribbs Causeway, and we would like to thank Win Williams for organising this years event
The evening was a great success with everyone enjoying the occasion.
The food was excellent and served very promptly, in fact the staff were so efficient that we had lots of time left over for the raffle and some "networking".
There were about 30 members present and we were very pleased to welcome Jo, a teacher from St Chads, with an interest in languages, who has volunteered to be our contact for Twinning activity within the school.

Annual Twinning Association Dinner

At the first committee meeting of 2011 the committee decided to have the annual dinner in March.

Win W volunteered to try to find a venue for the event and we have decided to use the facilities of Bristol Golf Club, Cribbs Cauaseway, for this years event.

The venue will be open to guests from 7pm on Friday 18th March, a newsletter with the menu attached will be posted out soon. For those members with access to this website the menu is enclosed. Please give your orders to John T or Win W as soon as possible. You could leave it on the contacts form on this website.

Final Committee Meeting of 2010

The committee of Patchway Twinning Association met on December 16th 2010, and as there was no pressing business, no agenda was issued and it turned into a social evening.
Members brought along some festive goodies which were consumed along with an excellent bottle of wine brought back from our twin town of Clermont L'Herault after our visit there in the summer of 2010.
It was a good year for our association, with two wonderful exchanges, one to Clermont and one from Gauting.

January Committee Meeting

The next committee meeting of the Patchway Twinning Association will take place on Thursday 20th January at 19:30 in PTH, Rodway Road, Patchway

Inter-Twinning Quiz 2010

Takes place on 8TH October 2010, cost £7 per person (to include Ploughman’s Supper, Pay Bar

Time 7 p.m for 7.30 PROMPT START


Note: - Dear Friends,
We are pleased to tell you that we have organised the second Inter Twinning Quiz to take place at the above venue. We do hope you will take up the challenge again this year. Everyone seemed to enjoy the first Quiz which was held in 2009.

Committee Meetings for 2010

In order to be able to satisfy the other committments of the committee members the next meeting will be on Wednesday 6th October followed by our November meeting which will be on Thursday 11th November.

Gauting comes to Patchway

The weekend of July 30th until August 2nd saw the arrival of a group of friends from Gauting, Bavaria.

Some were old friends who have visited us before and others were new to Patchway, so we hope they had a very good experience and will come again next time.

The visitors arrived a little late as there was a flight delay in Amsterdam so after our Mayor had officially welcomed them to Patchway, plus of course a cup of English tea and nibbles, they went off to their respective accommodation to “rest up” for the start of the official programme in the evening.

Artists from Gauting to visit Patchway for Festival Week

Artists from Gauting will be coming to Patchway to visit the local schools and Patchway Town Festival. The professional artists will assist the children from the local schools with their costumes and face masks for the Fair on Saturday 10th July at Scott Park.

Patchway Twinning Association AGM

This year on the 15th July the AGM will take place at Stoke Lodge Primary School, where the officers and committee will resign and come up for re-election.

All the members are invited and of course if anybody wants to stand as an officer they will be very welcome, as fresh blood brings fresh ideas and there is always a very willing committee to help with the "chores"

The AGM coincides with the visit to Patchway of six students from Gauting, so come along and meet them.