Author Archives: Nan Taplin

Bonne Fête Nationale! Happy Bastille Day!

July 14th is an important national holiday in France, as Bastille Day commemorates the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on that day in 1789. “The Storming of the Bastille” a watercolor painting by Jean-Pierre Houël Copyright © French … Continue reading

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Fêtes Renaissance – Salon de Provence

Salon de Provence would normally be celebrating their famous ‘Fêtes Renaissance’ this week-end.  Although, sadly, this year has to be different, our friend Mauricette in Salon de Provence has sent us this message, together with some history and photos of … Continue reading

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The Ceri Festival, Gubbio

The beginnings of this celebration are unclear but some say it was to commemorate a victory of the town and others that it is to honour the goddess Ceres. Either of these would date the start of the event to … Continue reading

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Happy Easter from everyone at HGTA!

Easter Customs and Traditions in our Twin Towns The Easter break in our twin towns is celebrated over a 4 day week-end, as it is here.  This year, they are mostly unable to celebrate with the events that would normally … Continue reading

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E-friends project launched! It’s Gubbio first…

March sees the introduction of our e-friends project being piloted with Gubbio, in Italy. Like the pen pals of old, e-friends aims to connect like minded individuals to exchange news, views and information about each other’s countries via the medium … Continue reading

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News from our Twin Towns

As you can imagine, our friends in Salon, Wertheim, Gubbio and Szentendre are going through many of the same difficult experiences that we are dealing with here in the UK. All governments are wrestling with decisions about when to relax … Continue reading

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Exchange Christmas greetings online with Gubbio! December 20th at 6pm.

Laura Zampagli from the Gubbio twinning association has invited us to participate in a special meeting on ‘ Google Meet’ on Sunday, December 20th at 7pm Italian time (6pm in UK), to exchange Christmas greetings and wishes for a Happy … Continue reading

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All lit up for Christmas!

Chrismas lights are up all over our twin towns. Huntingdon has a lovely tree and a fine array of lights in the Market Square and around the pedestrian shopping areas. Godmanchester has gone for an animated light show on the … Continue reading

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AGM, November 18th 2020

The postponed AGM for the year 2019-20 was held via Zoom on Wednesday November 18th 2020. There were 28 members present. The main business of the meeting was to adopt the new Constitution, and to elect the committee – convened … Continue reading

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Covid-19 impact

As everyone is surely aware, many events which were planned for 2020 have had to be cancelled; not only the regular town events in which Twinning always participates, such as the summer gala days and the Christmas Lights switch-on evenings, … Continue reading

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