In the first week of June over sixty visitors from Lymm's Twin Town, Meung-sur-Loire, visited Lymm for a four day stay.
Lymm is twinned with Meung which is a small town in the Loire Valley of France about ten miles from Orleans. 2011 marked the 43rd anniversary of the relationship. This year it was the turn of the French to visit England and next year it will be the turn of the English to again visit France.
The visit started with a Reception at the Town Hall in Warrington where the guests and their Lymm hosts were welcomed by the Mayor, Cllr Mike Biggin. They learned a little of the history of the building and something about the traditions associated with a Mayor.
On Friday two full coaches travelled up to the Lake District for a boat trip on Ullswater and a visit to Rheged, the Cumbrian Discovery Centre. On the Saturday evening a dinner was held at the Mere Club where the guests of honour were the Chairman of Lymm Parish Council, Cllr David Openshaw and his wife. The toast to Meung was given by Lymm Twin Town Chairman, Peter Birchall and the toast to Lymm by Meung's President, Jean-Claude Vivet. On the Thursday and Saturday the Lymm hosts were free to entertain their own guests as they wanted.
Peter Birchall said, "The visit was a huge success which was helped by the wonderful weather. It was particularly pleasing that many young families with children were involved which is giving fresh impetus to the twinning relationship. If anyone is interested in finding out more please ring Peter Birchall on 01928 579164 or 07816 257714. Alternatively get in contact via email.