Early in May, members of Mabe Twinning Association made their biennial visit to their French friends in Primelin, Brittany.

A very busy, extended weekend, included a visit to the fishing port of Le Guilvinec where they saw fish being unloaded from trawlers and had a conducted tour (in English) of an exhibition showing aspects of the fishing industry in France, ending with a fish auction.

Other visits included a working forge, a visit to an archaeological site and a sunny day in the medieval walled town of Concarneau.

Evenings were spent at the local community hall, where food and entertainment were provided by their French hosts. Breton dancing and a local choir, Les Vox du Van, proved popular.

Gifts from the Cornish contingent included a granite mushroom from a local quarry and an outdoor clock. These will be placed in the Place de Mabe, within the village of Primelin, where previous gifts have been installed, including a British postbox.

Many of the French hosts are firm friends and the chatter during the weekend was incessant, despite some language difficulties.

The Mabe contingent was delighted to meet some new members from Primelin Twinning.

Anyone who would like to join the association should contact Vanessa Ward (01326 375677), Roger Phillips 373151 or Lilian Miller 374890.