Over the weekend of the 6-8th July 2001 Vale Royal Borough Council held a Twinning Festival to which communities twinned with the Borough's towns and villages were invited. As we had hoped there was a substantial delegation from Mornant as there was the last time the event was held four years ago.There were also visitors from Carlow (Ireland), Dole (France), Kelsterbach (Germany) and Rychnov-nad-Kneznou (Czech Republic).
"Don't be a tourist, be a Twin"
As a prelude to the Festival, Hartford Twinning Committee held an exhibition about twinning, "Don't be a tourist, be a Twin", at Hartford Village Hall (Bowls and Tennis Club) between 11am and 5pm on Saturday, June 30th 2001. There were some contributions to the exhibition from the other twinned communities in the Borough.
The official itinerary for the guests is shown below. In addition, in Hartford, there were many informal events where several host families and their guests got together for meals, chats and trips around the district. If you would like to see more about an event below click here.
|FRIDAY 6 JULY 2001|
Hartford High School, Hartford - Barn Dance
(Organised by Hartford Twinning Committee)
|SATURDAY 7 JULY 2001|
|10:30||Heritage/Shopping Morning at Northwich, meet at Memorial Hall, Northwich|
|13:00||Portal Golf Club, Tarporley - Lunch of locally produced food|
|15:15||Blakemere Craft Centre - Welcome and Visit|
|19:15||Castle Park, Frodsham - Open Air Theatre (Bring umbrellas and seats!)|
|SUNDAY 8 JULY 2001|
|10:30||Mini-Conference at Wyvern House. Workshops covering cultural exchanges/sports issues; school exchanges, business links, agriculture, tourism and arts.|
|13:00||Civic Hall, Winsford - Lunch and presentation of gifts from Vale Royal to visitors|