Friends of Triel
Leatherhead and District Twinning Association
STOP PRESS: In 2016 we will be hosting our friends from Triel from Friday 13th May to Monday 16th May. Please put these dates in your new diary!
Leatherhead & District was officially twinned with a small town in the North West of Paris called Triel-sur-Seine in 2004 following informal exchanges that had taken place on a regular basis since 1992. Every year there are exchanges between groups in our area and groups in Triel.
Twinning Exchange May 2014
In May 48 of our French friends came to Leatherhead by coach for the annual exchange. It was a hectic and enjoyable weekend which included a trip to Windsor Castle, a Civic Reception, visits to a local sculptor studio, Denbies and Box Hill all rounded off with a dinner dance at Tyrell"s Wood Golf Club, at which hosts and guests danced the night away together to the live band "Atlantis".
Other events during 2014 included a visit from seven young firemen from “L’Association Sportive des Sapeurs-Pompiers de Chanteloup-les-Vignes” who had cycled 450km from Triel to visit their counterparts at the Leatherhead Fire Station and a summer social which included a gentle game of boules and swingball followed by tea and cakes.
Twinning Exchange May 2015
From Thursday 28th May to Sunday 31st May 2015 we visited our friends in Triel.
Friends of Triel
There is great enthusiasm in Triel to link up with local organisations over here - representatives from French churches, choral societies, football clubs, schools and a host of other organisations in Triel are keen to foster links with similar organisations in the Leatherhead area. The twinning committee would be delighted to hear from any local groups who would like to join the 'Friends of Triel'. On a more personal level, the welcome and hospitality encountered by the various groups who have visited Triel over the years is always warm and generous. The committee are keen to expand the membership of the 'Friends of Triel' and would welcome any individuals or families who would like to join as new members.