Friends of Triel
Leatherhead and District Twinning Association
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 2010
In May 55 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 Hampton Court, a Civic Reception, visits to a local Art Exhibition and the Fire & Iron Gallery 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 social events during 2010 were a spring ramble on Ashtead Common followed by tea & cakes and a Boules Tournament and summer picnic in early September.
Looking forwards the date for our visit to our friends in Triel will be from Thursday June 2nd 2011 to Sunday June 5th 2011. Please see our newsletter for more information about all our activities.
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.