September 2014 saw another visit from 16 French friends.
In the interests of furthering links between our two towns, Maire Philippe Buisson & his party of 2 councillors and a teacher also came. They had a private visit to the as yet unfinished Keynsham Civic Centre, visited Wellsway School and met representatives of local groups over lunch.
Socially, there was a welcome meal with cold buffet, entertainment provided by Phoenix Keynsham Youth Theatre and KLOGS and dancing accompanied on the piano the French Association’s President. A Farewell Dinner with speeches was held at Stockwood Vale Golf Club.
Berkeley with a guided tour of the castle, visits to the Butterfly House & Dr Jenner’s House and views of Highgrove House and Westonbirt Arboretum on the return journey.
2011 Libourne » Keynsham Exchange
The previous year's postponed visit got off to a good start with a 'speeches, tea & canapés' reception. As well as informal time together, hosts & their guests enjoyed two days of organised trips to: Marlborough, Swindon for shopping and a visit to the steam museum, Ledbury for sightseeing and an English pub lunch and Chepstow Castle. Dinner at Cameley Lodge, with entertainment from Keynsham Youth Theatre rounded off the visit. For a flavour of the visit, click on the presentation below created by Michèle Rambaud.
2007 Libourne » Keynsham Exchange
2007: Keynsham hosted 22 friends from Libourne. They visited Salisbury, Castle Combe and Lacock. Socially, they enjoyed a BBQ, followed by a guided walk round Saltford village. The highlight of their visit was an evening celebration of 30 years of twinning with speeches, exchanges of gifts, a buffet and entertainment by Morris dancers, a classical guitarist and a jazz interlude. The visit was rounded off with an evening meal at a local restaurant.