Corfe Castle Twinning Association


In the early hours of Friday 7th September the Condor Vitesse departed from Poole bound for Cherbourg with the main contingent of the twenty Corfe Castle Twinners aboard.

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  The sun rose bright and warm over a totally calm English Channel giving a very smooth and quick crossing to Normandy.
After disembarking the groups were free to spend the day exploring the Cotentin Peninsular before the rendez- vous at Pont Hebert at tea time.



The welcoming reception was held in the Village Hall rather than the Mairie where friendships old were renewed and new ones made.

The highlight of the weekend came on the Saturday when two mini buses transported both guests and hosts to the seaside town of Granville and the Christian Dior Museum.



The summer home of the great master of fashion was set in beautiful gardens overlooking the sea where the masterís villa had been set out as a museum to his life and work. It was here that a group photograph was taken prior to journeying down to the waterfront for lunch.
The sun shone, the water sparkled amongst the multitude of boats in the marina as a  leisurely meal was enjoyed at a waterside restaurant. A pleasant walk around the old town in the warm sunshine rounded off a very French day out.  
In the evening everyone gathered in the village hall for the traditional dinner, speeches and dancing into the small hours.
The Sunday was spent relaxing with French friends before boarding the ferry for Poole and home. It was truly sunshine all the way.  


Twinning is more than trips to France and welcoming friends back to Corfe. One of the yearís main events was a pig roast and barn dance on Saturday 23rd June at Quarr Farm. Live music was provided by Hardys Footsteps and Terry and Donna gave and served a large pig which was enjoyed by all. It was a very successful fund raising event as well as being a lot of fun. The Twinning Association thank Terry and Donna for their kind hospitality.


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