Mehefin 2004 June


Carrog and Parc are now officially twinned with Plouyé following a well attended ceremony on Friday 14th May 2004.

The visitors day began with a trip organised by Keith and Tina Penarth, taking the visitors up the mountain for a birdís eye view of Carrog/Parc and the Dee Valley. This was followed by refreshments in the garden of the Farm, leaving the visitors stunned with the hospitality and beauty of their surroundings.

There followed a tour of Carrog School after which the visitors returned to the Village Hall to join many people from the Village where entertainment was provided by the children, who gave an illustrated history of the Village in English, Welsh and French followed by the singing of several Welsh songs. Many thanks to Marthe Whitehall who interpreted so well.

The official signing was carried out by Councillor Rhys Webb on our behalf and Mayor Marcel Le Guern on behalf of Plouyé. Documents in four languages were signed, Welsh, Breton, English and French and there was an exchange of gifts. The Bretons presented a handsome wooden plaque to Carrog and a hand painted plate, beautifully created by Valmai Webb was presented to the visitors. There followed a reception for everyone present where Welsh cakes, Welsh cheese, cider and wine were served.

>Later that evening there was entertainment provided by Cor Meibion Bro Glyndwr, Charlotte Davies and Heather Blair and by the Reverend Bethan Scotford. The visitors were particularly pleased at such a high standard of entertainment and hoped they could offer the same on a return visit. A buffet provided free of charge by the Grouse Inn was then enjoyed by all.

Saturday saw the visitors taking the train to Llangollen with complimentary tickets from the Railway Company. The evening was taken up with a highly successful hog roast attended by about 160 people with entertainment provided by ‘Tonic’ and Adam Kelly who regularly appears at the Eisteddfod.

On Sunday there was a visit to Ewephoria where the performance of the sheep dogs was greatly admired by the visitors. There is virtually no sheep farming around Plouyé so dogs working with sheep was a novelty. The day ended with a farewell drink and supper in the Grouse.

Many thanks to everyone who attended the events and contributed to make the weekend such a success, with a special mention to the ladies who organised and served up the salads at the Hog Roast.

The signing at the Twinning Ceremony

Councillor Rhys Webb and Mayor Marcel Le Guern sign the Twinning Documents in Welsh, Breton English and French

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