Town Twinning Association

Since 1968

Over 50 years of friendship - Plus de 50 ans d'amitiés

Soirée Dansante with Supper and Live Music : Friday 13th March

Supper and Dance : 7 for 7:30 at the Conservative Club. Details here

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 Oignies, Buxton's twin town, is located in Northern France.

The principal aims of our association are...


  • Promoting friendship between the people of Buxton and Oignies

  • Commemoration of the sacrifice of fallen soldiers in the 2nd World War. Particularly the six from Buxton, whose bodies are buried in the Cemetery at Oignies.

  • We encourage families to join us in our exchange visits to Oignies and to host French families on the return visit.

  • Membership is open to all residents of Buxton and the High Peak. Annual subscription is £20 per adult. Child subscription is free. Contact details here.

Visits to Oignies are organised during the spring of every other year, with families from Oignies visiting Buxton in the spring of intervening years.

For the next visit, 22-26 May 2020, families from Buxton will be travelling to Oignies, to enjoy a few days of fun and friendship with their host families in the Pas de Calais. 

We have fundraising activities throughout the year to finance events and hospitality whilst we are hosting our friends from Oignies in Buxton.