Town Twinning Association

Since 1968

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

In light of the current medical emergency, we have no alternative but to call off our planned visit to Oignies in May. We hope to resume our usual programme of twinning visits and social events as soon as things get back to normal. Letter to members from Association Chair, Derek Thomas here.

How we use your data - Friends of Oignies GDPR policy - Details here

 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.

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