Twinning Association News and Correspondence

Saturday 23rd May:

Twinning by Zoom - Soirée Virtuelle

A Cross Channel - Eurovision - Trans-Manche

Experience Extraordinaire

Friday 13th March:

Friends of Oignies : Sorée Dansant

Dancing the night away to Jazz and Blues from the Basin Street Band.

Saturday 16th November:

Dickensian Market 2019

New for this year: Hand knitted Christmas bunting and tiered


Sunday 10th November:

Remembrance Sunday in Buxton and Oignies

Several members of Friends of Oignies attended the service on the slopes, where a wreath was laid on behalf of the association. The report also includes some pictures from the service in Oignies

Saturday 12th October:

Association AGM 2019 wine, cheese and a very entertaining quiz!

Summer 2019:

Oignies and its Wartime Heritage

2018 was the centenary of the ending of the First World War, whilst 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of the tragic events that forged the link between our two towns. Peter Bloomfield and his family have been exploring the region's wartime heritage, during a couple of extra visits to Oignies, staying with their host Véronique Bernard.

May 2019:

Promoting the Twinning this Spring

We have been busy promoting and representing the

Friends of Oignies at events around Buxton during May.

April 2019:

Twinning Visit to Buxton

Bienvenue aux Amis de Buxton !

Saturday 17th November:

FoO Stall at the Dickensian Market

Raising funds and promoting the Twinning.

Sunday 11th November:

Remembrance Day 2018

Among the wreaths laid at the foot of the war memorial on the Slopes was one on behalf of the Friends of Oignies.

Saturday 10th November:

Partie de Loto à Scarabée

(Beetle Drive)

Beetlemania comes to Burbage!

Saturday 13th October:

Association AGM 2018


Also featuring Ian's Euroquiz and Curry by Derek.

May 2018:

Twinning Visit to Oignies


50th Anniversary of the Twinning - Un weekend absolument formidable!

Jean-Marie, Marcel and support driver Gerard (centre) in 1993

May 2018:

A Tale of Two Cyclists

Thrills and near spills on the road to Oignies

In 1993, to mark 25 years of the Twinning, two cyclists from Oignies made the trip to Buxton by bike.
For the 50th Anniversary Chris Clegg and Perce Calvert decided to reciprocate by making the trip in the opposite direction.

25th May 2018:

FoO Members' Data

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. More on FoO policy on members' data here.

Saturday 10th March 2018:

Dinner Dance a Swinging Success

Saturday 25th November 2017:

Twin Towns with Twin Market Stalls

Saturday 14th October 2017:

Association AGM 2017

Visit to Buxton, Easter 2017

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