Evening Meeting - The History of Twinning
Thursday 17 October 2019 - 7.30 for 7.45pm at Preston Road Community Centre
Abingdon has five twin towns: Argentan in Normandy, Colmar in Alsace, Lucca in Tuscany, Schongau in Bavaria and Sint-Niklaas in Flanders. But why these five? Michael Matthews, who has been closely involved with Abingdon twinning right from the earliest years, will explain the history of our twinning. This promises to be a highly interesting evening and we look forward to hearing Michael’s insights into this fascinating subject.
Remembrance Day Visitors
8 - 11 November 2019
It is our practice to invite representatives from each of our twin towns in turn to come to Abingdon for the Remembrance weekend. This year Christiane Klipfel and Maggy Wisselmann are coming from Colmar to lay a wreath alongside the one from ADTTS at the War Memorial during the civic service there on the morning of Sunday 10th November.
Evening Meeting - Russian Evening
Thursday 21 November 2019 - 7.30 for 7.45pm at Preston Road Community Centre
Hosted by Nick Marsh and Richard Smart, we shall have a jolly evening with a Russian theme – there will be music, a quiz to test your knowledge of all things Russian – with some brilliant prizes. Together with a selection of some of the finest food and drink Russia has to offer.
Weekend Trip to Sint-Niklaas
23 - 24 November 2019
ADTTS is organising a 2-day weekend coach trip to Sint-Niklaas on Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th November. The highlights of the trip include a visit to a chocolatier, and the House of St Nicolas (Huis van De Sint) in Sint-Niklaas, as well the famous Christmas Market in Bruges.
Each year, during the lead-up to St Nicolas Day, the town of Sint-Niklaas celebrates this by transforming their museum to “The House of The Saint”, which is dedicated to the story of St Nicolas. It is a huge attraction for children in Belgium, who come from all over the country to visit it, and the St Nicolas in residence.
We are taking a coach over there, leaving Abingdon early Saturday morning, and will be staying at the 4-star Hotel Serwir, and will arrive back at about 8 pm on the Sunday evening.
The trip is offered to pupils of St Nicolas School and their parents as well as to Abingdon twinners.
For further details and the itinerary, please see the May Newsletter.
There are still a few places left. If you are interested please let Nick Marsh know as soon as possible and he can send you a booking form and information leaflet (firstname.lastname@example.org), tel. 07745 440047.
Sunday 22 December 2019 - 12.30 for 1pm at Hilton Garden Hotel, Marcham Road, OX14 1TZ
This year’s Christmas lunch will be held at the new Hilton Garden Hotel on Sunday 22nd December. The cost will be £25 per person to include a welcome drink and staff gratuity. Menu choices have be sent out to members, and booking needs to be made by Wednesday 6th November.
Evening Meeting - Quiz evening
Thursday 16 January 2020 - 7.30 for 7.45pm at Preston Road Community Centre
The popular, somewhat eccentric, ADTTS Quiz evening will be our first event of the New Year. An evening of fun, entertainment and extraordinary prizes!
Thursday 20 February 2020 - 7.30 for 7.45pm at Preston Road Community Centre
Thursday 19 March 2020 - 7.30 for 7.45pm at Preston Road Community Centre
Twinning Trip to Lucca
2 - 6 April 2020
ADTTS will be organising a trip for a small group to visit Lucca from 2nd to 6th April 2020. Details are being finalised but if you would like to register your interest in going, please contact Ian & Rosemary Jardine at email@example.com or 01235 539291.
Church Twinning Trip to Sint-Niklaas
2 - 6 April 2020
A party from the Church-in-Abingdon Twinning Group have been invited to visit Sint-Niklaas on the weekend of their Passion Play.
Thursday 16 April 2020 - 7.30 for 7.45pm at Preston Road Community Centre
Europe Day Meal
Saturday 9 May 2020
We shall have our annual evening meal together to mark Europe Day.
Argentan Cyclists Visit Abingdon
14 - 19 May 2020
Argentan cyclists will be cycling to Abingdon for the long weekend 14th to 19th May 2020.
Thursday 21 May 2020 - 7.30 for 7.45pm at Preston Road Community Centre
Evening Meeting - Drinks Party
Wednesday 17 June 2020
Trip to Argentan for Bastille Day
11 - 17 July 2020
Canoe Camping Twinning Weekend23 - 29 July 2020
Following previous years' successful events, ADTTS invites its twinning friends to come for a few days of canoeing and camping on the River Thames. Details in due course from Richard Smart (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01235 523324).