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Who are we and what do we do?

The aim of the Association is to establish friendly links between ourselves and our “twinned” villages in Normandy, France, and to encourage contacts between the regions in order to promote a better understanding of each other’s customs.  It’s a great opportunity to get a genuine flavour of France, not forgetting the good wines!

Honfleur Harbour

Once every two years members travel to Normandy to stay with families in four villages near to Caen for a Bank holiday weekend.  On the intervening years our French friends come to stay in East Woodhay. Accommodation and travel is arranged by the Association together with a full itinerary of outings and social events for both hosts and visitors so no one feels isolated or worried about the language, (although most families speak English),  and a great time is had by all for very little cost.


The hospitality of the French families is overwhelming with much eating, drinking and generally making merry.

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East Woodhay Twinning Association visit to Normandy June 2016

 At the end of May members of East Woodhay Twinning Association enjoyed a memorable weekend in Normandy.  ...........click here to read more about our trip.

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Picture presented to commemorate

Our Annual Quiz

In March we held another very successful quiz supported by our regular enthusiasts.  Ten teams entered including one from Cold Ash who'd been invited by one of our local supporters so it was good to see some new faces joining in the fun.

Rounds included the usual favourites such as History, Geography, Sport, Food & drink  with a more unusual one thrown in  headed “2014.” where the answers related in some way to events during last year.  We enjoyed the “Nations” quiz which we tackled throughout the evening, puzzling over a sheet of clues.  The answer to each had to end in “nation” ie “for disease protection” the answer was “vaccination.” 

 The electronic score board was back in action having refused to function last year so after the final round  “Simply Six” emerged as winners, a team who are making quite a name for themselves with local successes and alcoholic prizes!  Going for Gold came second - trailing by only two points (and a massive jump from last year).  A small tube of smarties was awarded to each of the losing team members to cheer them up.

As well as all the brain work there was much activity from the catering team. An excellent hot supper of beef casserole was served followed by apple strudel to much acclaim from the happy eaters who really appreciated such a good meal.

This was an extremely enjoyable evening and raised a good sum of money which will go towards entertaining the French visitors in May. 


Forthcoming events:

Further events coming soon....

Please come along to any of our social events and chat to members and then you can get a first hand sense of what 'twinning' is about.


Membership is £10 for families and £5 for individuals

A newsletter is produced twice a year featuring events which have been held, especially the activities during the most recent exchange visits.  Social events locally include:-  The annual quiz:   Summer garden party:   Christmas party or a winter social evening.


East Woodhay Twinning Sign



To view a slideshow of our recent visit please click here and then press the triangle to play.




Where are the villages?

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Following the AGM held in January 2016 the names below were elected to the committee.

Mike Jenkins Chairman Tel: 253704
Moyra Harkness Secretary Tel: 254426
Alan Stapleton Treasurer Tel: 253485
Peter Stanley Membership secretary Tel: 35859
Nicole Bentham Committee member Tel: 255582
Genie Stapleton Committee member Tel: 253485
Ian Hancock Committee member Tel: 254333


FIND OUT MORE! There’s so much to tell you so please get in touch.
Mike Jenkins (chair) or  Moyra Harkness (secretary) would love to hear from you.