Twinning Association News and Correspondence
Saturday 23rd May:
Twinning by Zoom - Soirée Virtuelle
A Cross Channel - Eurovision - Trans-Manche
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
...plus wine, cheese and a very entertaining quiz!
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.
Promoting the Twinning this Spring
We have been busy promoting and representing the
Friends of Oignies at events around Buxton during May.
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
Beetlemania comes to Burbage!
Saturday 13th October:
Association AGM 2018
Also featuring Ian's Euroquiz and Curry by Derek.
Twinning Visit to Oignies
50th Anniversary of the Twinning - Un weekend absolument formidable!
Jean-Marie, Marcel and support driver Gerard (centre) in 1993
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