Penryn’s town twinning association will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this week with a visit by delegates from Brittany.

The association will play host to a 26-strong group from Audierne, which will be arriving on Wednesday evening.

Mike Young, press secretary for the twinning association, said: “This year marks the special link between the two towns as they celebrate the 40th year of its foundation, back in 1973, by town clerk Eric Dawkins and mayor, Mrs Grevett-Ball.

“Last may 13 of the ever enthusiastic Penryn group were treated to a splendid reception along the banks of the Goyen river, which included civic and social events to promote the strengths of both the Cornish and Breton cultural connections.”

The visitors will be received at a civic reception in Penryn Town Hall, hosted by Gill Grant, who is due to be sworn in as mayor on Thursday.

They will also be visiting Padstow and nearby Prideaux Place, and enjoying a Caribbean evening at The Space in Penryn, and meals at the Merchants Manor and Penmorvah Manor hotels.

During their visit the guests will be staying with families in Penryn, which Mike said was the best way to “cement lasting friendships.”