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Twin Towns, Gosport & Royan (Event from 2016)

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Twin Towns, Gosport & Royan – Talk by Cllr Stephen Philpott

Talk / Audio

Holy Trinity, Gosport, PO12 1HL

Enjoy this illustrated talk on what is probably the oldest and most successful twinning in Europe.

The twin towns of Gosport and Royan have engaged in unbroken exchange since 1959. Successive Councils have continually supported this unique friendship which despite all the life changes is still as relevant to us today as it was more than half a century ago.

The twinning has embraced a huge range of activities every year, with adults and generations of youngsters crossing the Channel to stay and make friends with host families.

Sport has always been a dominant feature with rugby, football, sailing, judo, golf and shooting just a few of the annual events. Other activities include cultural, photography, Rotary, concerts and church services. All have enriched the event so that we can claim the Gosport – Royan twinning has something for everybody. It is the family twinnings which have proved the most popular and long-lasting, bringing the fun of the exchanges to another generation.

Talk lasts approx. 30 mins with time for questions after


Please note that this is an Event from 2016



No Booking Needed


Wheel chairaccesible toiletsToiletsService dogs welcomeAccesible parkingMobility impairedfamily friendlyrefreshmentsToilets



Gosport and Royan Twinning Committee


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