Members of Truro-Morlaix Twinning Association recently returned from a language immersion weekend in Brittany, France.  

Eight guests stayed with different hosts in order to speak as much French as possible. The trip ended with a convivial meal together, and certificates were awarded to the participants.  

The exercise followed a visit by 20 guests from the Morlaix district to Truro over a long weekend in September.  

The French visitors were hosted in members’ homes and enjoyed activities organised by the Truro Association. 

These included a tour of the RNLI lifeboat station in Falmouth; a morning in Charlestown including the Shackleton exhibition at the Shipwreck Museum; and dinner at the Seiners Arms Perranporth, with Truro mayor Cllr Carol Swain and her consort as guests of honour, and Bert Biscoe leading the crowd in a rousing rendition of Trelawny.  

The twinning link between Truro and Morlaix is still going strong after more than 40 years. 

A book swap between Truro and Morlaix libraries sees around 20 books exchanged twice a year. These are now available to borrow, including novels and children’s books. 

As well as organising visits to and from France, the association holds regular social events throughout the year, at which members and friends are welcome. 

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