Report on Deauville visit – December 2010

Posted by Admin on Wednesday, 1st December 2010, 21:58

Report on the visit to Deauville in December 2010 for the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Deauville

 

This is a report on a weekend visit to Deauville by members John & Jenny Fuller and Bob & Anne Lancaster to join the 150th Celebrations of the founding of Deauville.

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They took with them paintings showing the Marie (Town Hall) of Deauville over the four seasons by artists of St Mary’s Church Art and Craft Group.

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Also, some Members of the Cowes Association made needlework presentations of a Celebration Cake.

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“On Saturday morning the Cowes members  were taken to a Calvados Distillery in Pont L’Eveque. This was a very interesting tour and (obviously!) they all had samples at the end.

After lunch (with their hosts) they went to the Exhibition Centre at Club 2010 for a talk by Mary Glennon from Kildaire, Ireland who spoke about her favourite book, To Kill A Mocking Bird by Lee Harper. This was a fascinating talk as she also spoke about other books she had read from child to adulthood.

Afterwards there was a public presentation of all the paintings, needlework cakes and photos that had been taken during a previous visit to Deauville by Twinning groups. The Mayor of Deauville gave a formal welcome and speech about the exhibition and where the displays had come from.

After all the presentations of  the various gifts we were taken to the Church for a concert by the ‘Chorale de la Cote Fleurie’ from the nearby village of Blonville-sur-Mer. This was an excellent concert with sacred chants, Noels de France and Traditional Carols.

The day ended with a dinner at the ‘Pole International du Cheval’ restaurant. This facility was opened last summer and is currently used for training the French Equestrian Team for the Olympics.

On Sunday there was a visit to the ‘Musée de Normandie’. Unfortunately, the ferry beckoned and so the farewell lunch with the twinning groups was missed.

The paintings and needlework examples were donated for permanent display.”

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Pictures below show examples of paintings and needlework from Cowes.

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Also shown are Mr and Mrs Fuller and Mr and Mrs Lancaster, and a group photo of all the attendees to the celebrations.

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