Twinning Association

PUBLISHED: 15:52 21 December 2006 | UPDATED: 13:39 04 May 2010

A DOZEN visitors from Soham s new twin town, Andrézieux-Bouthéon, near Lyon in southern France, have just completed a packed four-day stay in England. For most of them it was a first venture across the Channel, and they were keen to get the flavour of an

A DOZEN visitors from Soham's new twin town, Andrézieux-Bouthéon, near Lyon in southern France, have just completed a packed four-day stay in England. For most of them it was a first venture across the Channel, and they were keen to get the flavour of an English Christmas.

They began with the illuminations in Ely and Soham, and took part in Soham's late shopping event on Friday - complete with Santa Claus and the Fenland Majorettes.

Saturday was a trip to London, the visitors returning weary but very happy. As well as the main tourist sights, there was a nod to culture in an hour's visit to the National Gallery.

On Sunday, the party walked around the Cambridge colleges in brilliant sunshine, before that most traditional of English treats, the pantomime - the sparkling production of Aladdin at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

The Carol Service in St Andrew's Church in Soham and a trip to Wisbech's splendid Christmas market rounded off the programme.

INFO: If you are interested in finding out more about the Soham Twinning Association, contact 01353 624932.

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