Comberton Twinning - History
History of twinning of Comberton with the village of Le Vaudreuil, near Rouen in France.
The twinning idea started in 1998 when Malcolm and Nerys Wright, and Ivan and Brenda Brown went off to investgate possible partners.
Le Vaudreuil had the advantages that it was like Comberton a village near to a university city (Rouen), and was (just) within a distance
that could be driven on a Friday evening, and back on Sunday afternoon, to allow a trip within a weekend.
The first twinning ceremony took place in Comberton in September 1999 when the twinning Charter was signed by Bernard Leroy as Mayor of Le Vaudreuil
and Robert James as Chairman of the Comberton Parish Council, together with Malcom Wright and Nicole Cissť-Bosquet for the two twinning committees.
The first return visit to Le Vaudreuil for their twinning ceremony took place during May, 2000. Since then there have been two visits a year in Spring and Autumn.
Malcom Wright was the first chairman of the Comberton twinning committee for seven years, followed by Peter Mitton for 10 years, followed by Paul Hardy.
Pictures of Twinning Ceremonies
|| Signing in Le Vaudreuil|| Unveiling sign in Le Vaudreuil
Autumn 2017 -
The previous exchange was a visit by the French from Le Vaudreuil to Comberton 27-29 October 2016. On the Saturday evening, the Comberton Twinning Association organised hog-roast supper and ceilidh which was enjoyed by all.
Spring 2017 -
The exchange visit to France planned for April 2017 was cancelled due to low numbers and high costs for peak period travel, and being not long after previous vist in October.
Autumn 2016 -
The last outward exchange was the 28-30th October 2016, from Comberton to France, pausing in Boulogne for a vist to Nausicaa.
Spring 2016 -
The previous exchange was a visit by the French from Le Vaudreuil to Comberton on 15-17th April 2016.
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