Crewkerne & District Twinning Association invite you to join them for coffee and cake at Crewkerne Museum & Heritage Centre on Saturday February 15th from 10 am until 12 noon. The morning fundraising event costs £2.50 per person and provides the opportunity to find out about this year’s visit to Igny and Bures sur Yvette, which will leave Crewkerne on Thursday May 21st, returning on Sunday May 24th.

The french towns are situated near many of France’s historic buildings and scenic parks. The Sceaux Park, photo courtesy of Domaine departemental de Sceaux, is a delight for walkers with the tree lined Grand Canal, waterfalls and fountains. Home to the lle-de-France Museum, the 19th century chateau, built for the Duke and Duchess of Treviso, is only 4.2 miles from Igny.

May’s twinning trip is open to members and non-members and free to juniors under 16 years of age, travelling with a paying parent or adult guardian. Last year four French cyclists travelled to Crewkerne from their homes near Paris by ferry and bicycle. They were met at Halstock crossroads by twinning association members, Ben Hartshorn and Ken Priest. The Mayor of Bures sur Yvette and three of his town councillors arrived by motor-cycles, the day after the rest of the twinning party had arrived in Crewkerne by coach. This year, three local bike enthusiasts are hoping to cycle their way to Igny, where they will join the main twinning party.

Crewkerne & District Twinning Association, who have been linked with Igny since 1976 and Bures sur Yvette since 2006, have been busy fundraising for the trip. The Burns Night Celebration held at the Speedwell Hall last month, raised just over £200. For more information on becoming a member of the twinning association, please contact Lorna on 01460 72962 or email

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