Twinning visit is a cosmopolitan success

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A TOWN has celebrated its continental connections with the visit of French counterparts.

Mildenhall and District Twinning Association welcomed 16 visitors from the Normandy seaside town of Luc-sur-Mer last Friday.

The French guests were treated to a variety of entertainment and hospitality during their stay.

Andrew Severy, committee treasurer, said: “The visit was a great success and the twinning committee would like to extend its thanks to all of those who contributed to a highly enjoyable weekend.”

It began with a trip to Duxford Imperial War Museum on Saturday morning for younger members of the visiting party.

The remaining visitors spent time with their hosts before an evening buffet reception at Freckenham Village Hall.

Musicians from Riverside Middle School entertained the 45 diners with solo and ensemble music.

Sunday saw a bowls session at West Row Bowls Club followed by a carvery lunch at Jude’s Ferry in West Row.

Visitors were then invited to Mildenhall Museum for a private viewing of the Mildenhall Treasure replica.

Each party exchanged gifts, with the French visitors receiving a glass ornament and the association being given a decorated bowl.

The French party left on Monday morning.