Would you like a French twin?
By Prue_Reid | Friday, October 12, 2012, 12:38
The hunt is on to find a local family who would like to make friends with a similar family in France.
Tickenham is twinned with the French village of Aigné, near Le Mans, and the twinning committee is hoping to attract a new local family to join them and pair up with one family from the village that no longer has an English match.
Tickenham Twinning Committee chairman Elaine Archer said: "Because one of our families has had to drop out we are desperate to find a new English family to match up with the Porte family, who have twin boys aged 14 and a girl of 17.
"We would love to hear from a local family that would like to get involved – starting with our biennial trip to Aigné next year."
Tickenham and Aigné have been twinned for the past 22 years.
Each year the two villages take turns to host the other, with families staying with the same family each time to explore and enjoy the local way of life, food, drink and attractions, as well as coming together for social events.
In the spring of 2013 22 families from Tickenham, Clevedon and Nailsea will visit Aigné by coach and ferry, from Thursday to Monday, May 2-6.
Elaine added: ""We really do have great fun, learn lots about France and make long-term friendships.
"And any family considering joining us shouldn't worry if they don't speak much - or even any – French.
"Many of us don't, and yet we get on really well!"
Families interested in hearing more can contact Elaine Archer on 01275 855748.
Tickenham Twinning Association is also inviting locals to a fundraising quiz night at 7.30pm on Friday, October 19, at Tickenham Village Hall. Tickets are £7.50 per person, including ploughman's supper. Further details from David Stevenson, call 0790 089 4419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.