Town Twinning Association

Since 1968
Over 50 years of friendship - Plus de 50 ans d'amitiés


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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 those who died during the Second World War. Particularly the six soldiers from Buxton, whose bodies are buried in the Cemetery at Oignies, and the eighty citizens of that town who were murdered by the German Army.

  • 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 £22 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.

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