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French mayor coming to Weymouth D-Day party
1:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014 in News
The Mayor of Louviers will head a D-Day delegation that will visit Weymouth on June 7.
The delegation from Weymouth’s twin town will be greeted to a D-Day anniversary evening at the Ocean Room in Weymouth Pavilion.
Music and songs from the 1940s will be played throughout the night and the venue will be decorated in a style to evoke the era.
Ray Banham, Mayor of Weymouth and Portland and president of the Weymouth and Portland-Louviers Society, praised the importance of the link and the business it brought to Weymouth He said: “Twinning is excellent at creating good relationships. The friendship with Louviers has been successful for over 50 years. The twinning is good for the borough, extending hands of friendship across the English Channel.”
Weymouth has been twinned with the market town of Louviers since 1958 and a reciprocal visit is arranged every year.
Last year, Councillor Banham and Mayoress Pam Nixon visited Louviers in September for three days and were among a party of 44.
Chairman of the Weymouth and Portland-Louviers Society, Cath Irving, thanked the mayor and mayoress for their support and said how well they represented the borough during their visit.
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