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Mai 2004 May

Twinning / Plouyé

On the weekend of May 14th./16th. Carrog/Llidiart y Parc will form an official twinning arrangement with the village of Plouyé in Brittany.

A delegation of 10 residents including M. le Guern, the Mayor of Plouyé will be staying in the village as guests over that weekend. Plouyé is a rural bilingual (Breton/French) community similar in size to Carrog/Parc which boasts a church, a school and 3 bars (one of which is also the village shop!!) and the weekend will be an opportunity to compare our cultures and the way that we live.

The arrangements for the weekend will include the following :-
Fri. May 14th. - Official reception at the Village Hall at 2.00 p.m. to which all Carrog/Parc residents and their friends are welcome. Entertainment will be provided by our schoolchildren and the official twinning documents will be signed (in Breton, Welsh, French and English) by the Mayor of Plouyé and Councillor Rhys Webb, on behalf of our community. Cor Meibion Bro Glyndwr and a visiting harpist will provide musical entertainment from 6.30 p.m. With bar and buffet kindly provided by the Grouse. On Saturday May 15th. our Breton guests will be attending what is really the annual community summer party - this year it is a “Hog Roast + Tonic’! With music provided by well known bilingual local duo Tonic, and Hog provided and roasted by Dai Butch. In addition to this our official visitors will also be out on various excursions including a rail trip to Llangollen on the Saturday (courtesy of Llangollen Railway) and a visit to Ewephoria on the Sunday, which should be quite a novelty as Plouyé is at the centre of an area where sheep farming (and the secure fences that our agricultural correspondent is very familiar with!) is virtually non existent.

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