French visitors arrive to mark 36 years of town twinning
While people across Britain travelled to Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, visitors from Petit-Couronne in France travelled to Beccles to celebrate 36 years of twinning.
The visitors, who stayed with local families, were treated to various activities including a trip down the River Waveney on the Big Dog Ferry and a musical evening at Beccles Sports and Social Club.
Their trip ended last Sunday evening with the hotly-contested water rugby match playing for the Beccles and Bungay Journal plate at Beccles Lido.
The game, which was devised and umpired by Chris Capps-Jenner, Beccles director of youth rugby, ended with a victory for Petit-Couronne who won the game 7-3.
Beccles Mayor Caroline Topping presented the plate to municipal councillor Conchita Dambrine.
On Monday morning Tesco in Beccles provided a farewell breakfast in their staff canteen.
Organisers would like to thank all the hosts, organisations and people who made the weekend such a success.
Anyone who would like to find out more or join the Beccles Twinning Association can contact Beccles Townhall, visit www.beccles.info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01502 712109.