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Picnic in the Park. (Bénodet Park)

Torpoint and District Twinning Association held an

enjoyable afternoon
enjoyable afternoon in Bénodet Park.

Terry Fry chairman of the Twinning association introduced Rachel Evans who is just starting her second year as Mayor of Torpoint.

wonderful mural
mural painted on the wall by local artist Paulene Smith.

Members admired the wonderful the mural depicts the Cornish and Breton Flag. Plus the lighthouse in Bénodet and the Torpoint Ferry. In the background is depicted the frigate complex at Devonport Dockyard and the bridge crossing the river Odet, Before this bridge was built there was a ferry crossing between Bénodet and St Marine. Paulene was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

The twinning choir sang the White Rose

Then we moved to view the white roses planted in memory of John Carter who was first treasurer of Twinning. Terry told how John had organized the red telephone box sited in Torpoint corner in Bénodet. Plus put together our first charter.

The Rose's and Bird Bath
The Roses and Bird Bath

Lastly we attended to view the bird bath which has been sited in memory of Dave England. Doreen England poured water in to it on our behalf. Dave was founder member and first chairman of Twinning, without him Twinning wouldn’t be in existence. It was Dave’s suggestion to the local council that we should be twinned with a town in France that set the ball rolling and a public meeting was held, from that meeting the first committee was formed.

The Rose's and Bird Bath
The Torpoint and District Twinning Association

worked to get this ready, together with Refreshments which were appreciated by all.