Town Twinning


Twinned since 1982

The Association was formed in 1982 to encourage contact with Granville in Normandy and the Twinning Charter was signed that same year. From that time the link has flourished and very many lasting relationships have been forged. The main objective has always been to foster family friendships with the citizens of Granville and to learn more about their way of life. This has been achieved by staying in each other’s homes during annual exchange visits. Links are also encouraged between clubs and societies in both towns and there is much interest in introducing families to each other so that private arrangements can be made for children to travel and stay “en famille”.

During the annual visit by Sherborne members to see friends in Granville there is usually a short extension to see something of other areas. Over recent years this has included short excursions to the Loire region, Brittany, La Sarthe, Le Mans and La Rochelle. A social programme also takes place during the year including garden parties, joint pub meals, boules matches and autumn theatre visits.

New members are encouraged to join and there is no annual subscription. Neither is there a necessity to be able to speak French although a little does help. A regular newsletter is published and this can be sent to anyone living in Sherborne or one of the surrounding villages who might be interested in the Association’s activities or who might wish to become a supporter.

Enquiries through Committee members listed at the Sherborne TIC or through the town website:

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