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Little Aston Community Association
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Twinning Group

Little Aston has been twinned with St. Georges sur Baulche since 1981, as indicated on the signs as you enter the village. St. Georges is situated on the edge of the medieval city of Auxerre in the Burgundy region of France, about 100 miles south-east of Paris. Like Little Aston, it started as a small farming community. It has its own Town Hall, elected Mayor and Council Members. There is a very lively spirit in the community and they have their own large secondary school which takes children from seven villages around St. Georges. In the centre of the village there is a modern social centre with facilities for all ages. The area is famous for Burgundy and Chablis wine. The total distance from Little Aston to St. Georges is about 500 miles - 200 in England and 300 in France.

Twinning Section members and their counterparts in St. Georges visit each other in their own homes in alternate years for 4/5 days. Visits are made to local attractions and there is usually a dinner together on one evening. Visits usually take place in April or May and are open to all members of Twinning Section.

The next visit to St Georges to stay with our French friends is in 2016. We will travel by coach, leaving Little Aston early on Saturday, 23rd April and returning home on Thursday, 28th April. There is usually a dinner and entertainment on the Sunday evening and three full day trips. We will stop at a hypermarket on the return journey, which is a good opportunity to stock up on wines and French specialities. We are always very well looked after and many friendships have developed over the years. A most enjoyable part of the exchange is living in a French home. It is certainly a good opportunity to visit France and to experience French life and culture.

It be our turn to host our French friends in 2017. Most of the French visitors speak some English. They usually arrive on a Saturday evening and we provide them with accommodation and entertain them on the Sunday and each evening. Our visitors will be take part in trips on Monday to Wednesday and they will leave early on the Thursday morning.

Twinning Section holds fund raising and social events during the year which also give us the opportunity to meet together.

We are always looking for new members to share our love of Twinning. If you are interested in joining please contact our secretary, Anne Howle, on 0121 308 0138 or twinning@laca-org.com

The current Twinning committee is:
Chair: Vera Smart Fran Bowdler
Secretary: Anne Howle Jane Griffiths
Treasurer: John Smart Elisabeth Paxton
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