2019-21 Visits

It was with much sadness that we confirmed that the 2020 visit to Voiron would not take place in May as planned.

We now hope to be able to celebrate our 10 years of friendship and exchange together with our friends from Voiron from 6 – 10 May 2021 if circumstances allow.

Here’s what happened on the last visit in 2019…
We were delighted to welcome a group of over 30 guests from Voiron, from 2 – 6 May 2019.

Thursday 2nd May 2019
Guests arrived at Birmingham Airport.
Evening welcome reception 17:30 to 18:45 at Hampton Lovett Village Hall
Visitors dining with their hosts.

Friday 3rd May 2019
A full-day coach trip visiting Bristol Harbour Side and Filton Aerospace Museum.

Saturday 4th May 2019
A free day with the option to join the St Richard’s Day Parade.
Evening social event 18:30 – 22:00 at Hampton Lovett Village Hall.
Fish and chip supper and entertainment.

Sunday 5th May 2019
A free day.
Evening Twinning dinner at Hogarth Stone Manor Hotel, 19:00 for 19:30.
Entertainment by Dampier’s Round. Dancing shoes advised!

Monday 6th May 2019
Our French guests returned to Voiron.

Here are just a few pictures from the 2019 visit, courtesy of Peter Hawkins, Chris Smith and Ruth Bourne. For more, see the Galleries page.

Watching traditional Morris dancing at Upton on Severn.
A less traditional tourist activity – a hard-hat visit to Croome’s Red Wing – for some guests!
Visiting the Great Britain.
Number fun!
Ready for the English spring weather at Filton!
Everyone loved the Concorde!

Looking back….

Here’s a summary of 2017 and 2018’s very successful trips.