French connection for twin towns

A French connection was forged during a visit to Ripley by a group of people from the Loire Valley in France.

Ripley and District Twinning Association welcomed fellow members from Chateau Renault during their Easter visit. Next year’s trip to France will mark the 20th anniversary of Ripley’s twin town status with Chateau Renault which has promoted cultural, educational and sporting links between the two towns.

A farewell party for the French visitors was held at Riddings Community Centre where Mayor Alwyn Bridge, met with his French counterpart Michel Cosnier. For more about the association call 01773 746 543.