Tadcaster Twinning Association

Published: 14 March 2019

On Tuesday 19th February it was our great pleasure to welcome to Tadcaster a group of around 50 year 11 students from France with their teachers. They had come from our twin town in southern France, Saint-Chély-d'Apcher, and had spent the morning at Tadcaster Grammar School meeting pupils, with whom they are already in contact through a penpal scheme. They had a super time there by all accounts.

We welcomed them into the Boys' Sunday School and Mayor Don Mackay addressed our guests. We took them into St Mary's Church to view some videos about Tadcaster made in recent years, which they enjoyed and applauded.

Back in the Sunday School we enjoyed tea and cake, before going out for a brief walk on the riverbank and into Tadcaster. They loved the horses at the Angel and White Horse and were pleasantly surprised to see the new signpost pointing in the direction of Saint-Chély.

We wish we could have spent more time with them, but they had a full itinerary, travelling to England via Bruges, visiting the wonderful Groeningemuseum, then taking the overnight ferry to Hull, before going west to York. They spent Monday to Wednesday in York and Tadcaster, before heading south to Dover, visiting Cambridge on the way home.

I understand that you also have this message about this year:

This year marks 20 years of twinning between Tadcaster and the French town of Saint-Chély-d'Apcher.

To celebrate this some of us will visit our twin town at the beginning of August, which is when Saint Chély’s annual festival takes place. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Andrew Birdsall at andrewbirdsall@hotmail.com and we will provide you with more information.

You can find out more about the town of Saint Chély d’Apcher and the Tadcaster Twinning Association on the Tadcaster Town Council website https://www.facebook.com/groups/stchelyandtadcaster/.

Tadcaster Twinning Association French Visit Group Photo 01
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