In 1986, David England discovered that the seaside town of Benodét in southern Brittany was looking for a similar 
Cornish town with which to twin. Knowing Benodét well from holidays spent in the area, 
he met with the then Mayor and other interested parties, and upon return called a public meeting in Torpoint 
for those interested, as a result of which it was decided to form the Torpoint & District Twinning Association. 
This covers an area bounded by Crafthole, Sheviock and Portwrinkle to the west, 
and encompasses Antony, St John and Wilcove.