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Ils sont arrivés

(29 October 2004)


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The visitors from Cookham's twin town in St Benoit France, have arrived at Cookham station on the 18:10 train from Paddington after leaving Poitiers at 9:30 this morning.  They came on Eurostar from Lille to Waterloo and then made their way across London. 

Who is staying with me?  

The French visitors will be staying with members of Cookham Twinning.  There are seventeen in all ranging from teenagers to OAPs. 

   Bonsoir. Nice to meet you!

A packed weekend is planned, starting with a visit to the Stanley Spencer Gallery on Saturday with the Magic Flute at Eton in the evening, then a trip to London on Sunday, followed by drinks with Twinning's President, Richard Simmonds, and the a Halloween Party at the Jolly Farmer. 

 Francine Raphel (right)

Francine Raphel pictured above is making her first visit to Cookham and is staying wuth Peter and Penny Bysshe in High Road.  Penny is on the left of the photo.

  Can I offer you a lift?

In the photo above, Billy Mallett offers a ride to Sophie Clement while her husband Dominique looks on.  Dominique is Mayor of St Benoit. The Malletts stayed with the Clements last year in St Benoit.

Happy to have arrived

The above photo is of Agnes Faugeron, who is the Twinning organiser for St Benoit. She has come over with her two sons, Paul and Richard seen in the background.  

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