1. NOW POSTPONED UNTIL 2021! Our friends from Landkreis Rotenburg will be sending a delegation to Falmouth between 14th and 20th May 2020. We are just starting to organise this visit and offers of accommodation would be appreciated.
2. We have been invited to visit our friends in Douarnenez 3rd-7th September. Let’s hope this can still go ahead.
A student from Rotenburg, Maike Schuppe, uncertain of what she wanted to read at university, decided to take a 'gap year' and travel. After working in the Headland Hotel in Newquay for eleven weeks, she arrived in Falmouth for a three day visit that was first planned during our trip to Germany last year. mainly because she had heard how beautiful Falmouth is.
During her time here she stayed with Peter and Iris who showed her the sights including Pendennis Castle and the Maritime Museum. Maike also sampled our culinary delights including Fish'n'chips and pasties.
Maike has vowed to return, hopefully with the May delegation.
A party of French children from St. Jean Primary School, Douarnenez visited Falmouth between 3rd and 5th June. The party spent a wet Tuesday morning at Pendennis Castle and, after a picnic lunch, visited the National Maritime Museum in the Afternoon. They spent Wednesday at St Francis School, had a barbecue in the evening and left after breakfast on Thursday.
On the 17th April ten members of our association met in Falmouth library to welcome the inaugural selections of books in French sent by Douarnenez Library. The books were brought over from Brittany by Marie Bouguer, the Cape Finistere liaison officer for Cornwall. They are now there for anyone to borrow as a normal library book. It looks a good, eclectic mix of seventeen books. Also brought from Douarnenez was a selection of free books, in French, for anyone who would like them. A gift of library carrier bags was very well received.
On Friday 2nd March, five members met in Falmouth Library to pick a selection of books for members of the Jumelage to read. The diverse selection of books includes Cornish novels, large print novels, a book on historic Falmouth and children's books. These were taken to Douarnenez by Marie Bouguer, the Cape Finistere co-operation officer. She will bring back their selection of French books for us to read. These will be displayed in the library on a shelf dedicated to Twinning.