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Signing of the Charter 1996
Clanfield visit to Val d’Oison 
             May 2012
Val d’Oison visit to Clanfield May 2013

Our guests from France officially arrived in Clanfield on Saturday May 4th 2013, although many had arrived at their hosts’ homes a few days earlier.

The evening of the Saturday was celebrated in the Clanfield Memorial Hall with a well catered 3 course meal followed by enthusiastic dancing to the music of Phil Owen.  On the Sunday, the group very much enjoyed a visit to the house and gardens at Hinton Ampner and luckily the weather kept fine for us.  This was followed by an excellent roast lunch at The Angel Hotel and restaurant.  The rest of the day was left for families to host their guests.

Our French friends left Clanfield lunchtime on the Monday for the journey via Dover to Calais ferry after coffee provided by ”mine host” at the local  “Rising Sun” pub.

Saturday 28th April 2012 saw the Clanfield Twinners visiting our hosts in Val d’Oison.  The weekend started with a typically delicious meal at the hall at St Pierre des Fleurs.  A coach trip was arranged for the Sunday taking us to the pretty village of Lyons La Foret where Ravel was born.  We were treated to an excellent lunch there before travelling on to the ancient village of Gerberoy with its half-timbered houses and traces of medieval castle, and where the siege and battle of Gerberoy was fought between William the Conqueror and his son Robert Curthose in the winter of 1078-79. The evening was spent with our hosts. On the Monday, we ate lunch at the hall again in St Pierre des Fleurs before departing for our various journeys back to Clanfield - another  enjoyable weekend , brilliantly hosted by our French friends.