French mayor coming to Weymouth D-Day party

Dorset Echo: PRAISE: Ray Banham PRAISE: Ray Banham

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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1:17pm Wed 29 Jan 14

smilealoft44 says...

Who pays for that then?
Who pays for that then? smilealoft44
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2:22pm Wed 29 Jan 14

RifRafDac says...

smilealoft44 wrote:
Who pays for that then?
You! Stop moaning!
[quote][p][bold]smilealoft44[/bold] wrote: Who pays for that then?[/p][/quote]You! Stop moaning! RifRafDac
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2:59pm Wed 29 Jan 14

smilealoft44 says...

RifRafDac wrote:
smilealoft44 wrote:
Who pays for that then?
You! Stop moaning!
Im not moaning i only asked who paying for it. Why only have the Mayor from there why not other Mayors who countrys helped in the war. Who again i ask is paying for it., is there any thing to be gained except a photo in the paper and a jolly up?
[quote][p][bold]RifRafDac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smilealoft44[/bold] wrote: Who pays for that then?[/p][/quote]You! Stop moaning![/p][/quote]Im not moaning i only asked who paying for it. Why only have the Mayor from there why not other Mayors who countrys helped in the war. Who again i ask is paying for it., is there any thing to be gained except a photo in the paper and a jolly up? smilealoft44
  • Score: 3

3:19pm Wed 29 Jan 14

jjlad2 says...

While i agree with this, a bit better planning would be good. A visit on the 7th June for D-Day rememberance, why not coincide this with the Veterans week on the 16th June, cost would then been kept to a minimal as the Pavillion could have been doubled up etc etc
While i agree with this, a bit better planning would be good. A visit on the 7th June for D-Day rememberance, why not coincide this with the Veterans week on the 16th June, cost would then been kept to a minimal as the Pavillion could have been doubled up etc etc jjlad2
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5:53pm Wed 29 Jan 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Beside the rude remarks, nobody has told us who is paying for this jolly.
Ray Banham praised the importance of the business it brought to Weymouth. Examples of this business, please.
Beside the rude remarks, nobody has told us who is paying for this jolly. Ray Banham praised the importance of the business it brought to Weymouth. Examples of this business, please. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
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8:02am Thu 30 Jan 14

The Fish says...

smilealoft44 wrote:
Who pays for that then?
The Portland precept!
[quote][p][bold]smilealoft44[/bold] wrote: Who pays for that then?[/p][/quote]The Portland precept! The Fish
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11:20pm Thu 30 Jan 14

westbaywonder says...

How exciting Not one but two Mayors in one town in one day
Wonder who will be paying for this wonderful historic day?

Weymouth mayor to French mayor.....

"I am sorry but lunch is either a 99flake ice cream or a bag of chips"
"Do you know we cant even afford fireworks in this town any more"
How exciting Not one but two Mayors in one town in one day Wonder who will be paying for this wonderful historic day? Weymouth mayor to French mayor..... "I am sorry but lunch is either a 99flake ice cream or a bag of chips" "Do you know we cant even afford fireworks in this town any more" westbaywonder
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