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Corsham Twinning Association

Linked with Jargeau, France since 1981

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Chairman Roger Fido's 2021 Report


We started the year in fine style with our annual quiz on the 18th January, blissfully unaware of the traumatic year that lay ahead of us. At the AGM on 8th February the committee and officers from 2019 were re-elected en bloc. A programme of events was warmly welcomed including details of the forthcoming visit from Jargeau. Then it all came to a grinding halt and nothing has happened since. When and where we can start again is something for the future, but I can say we have ideas to entertain you all. We are due to go to Jargeau the weekend 18/19th September. I have informed our friends in France that it will be some months before we are able to confirm the visit is happening and not to spend any money or time on it until then. The virus is just as active there as here and we have no idea this early on what restrictions will be in place. We will keep members informed. In the meantime, to observe our constitution, we need to elect a committee and officers. I am suggesting the following is added to our records: “In view of the restrictions imposed by coronavirus, no AGM can take place. The committee and officers elected for 2020 have indicated willingness to continue for 2021. It is proposed this be accepted”. We have vacancies on the committee and volunteers would be welcome. Do keep safe and remember just how easily this infernal virus spreads.

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About Us

Hello! We are the Corsham Twinning Association.

This small town in Wiltshire has been linked with Jargeau on the Loire Valley in France, for 40 years.

There are yearly exchange visits (we go there on the odd years and they come to us on the evens) and we hold regular fund raising events throughout the year (see event section for more).

We'd love you to join us, so please get in touch to find out more or download this Membership.pdf application form.
About Us


Maurice Hancock


Maurice is one of the longest serving members of the twinning group. He's been on numerous trips to France and has built up great relationships with members on both sides of the channel. Language is not a barrier for Maurice.

Roger Fido


Born and raised in Corsham, Roger has his finger in pretty much every twinning pie. If you've got a question, he's your man.

Jane Gater

Vice Chair

Jane has been a supporter of the twinning association for many years and among other things, regularly organises the annual March meal at Gastard village hall.

Sue Wingrave


Sue is a key member of the twinning group, as she reminds us all where we should be and when. Together with her husband Matt, the 'Wingraves' host the annual bbq at their home during the Summer. The food is fabulous... it's worth joining just for that.

Maggie Taylor

Minutes Secretary

Maggie can be found at our monthly meetings frantically scribbling down the many ideas being chewed over at committee meetings and then has the unenviable job of making sense of it all later. Maggie has been on several trips to Jargeau together with her husband John.

Jonathan Fido


Jonathan looks after the website and can also be found on 'the decks' when we have visitors from France, providing the disco at our big meal.

Countdown to Jargeau (TBC)


Contact Us

  • Corsham, UK
  • As an association we don't have a traditional 'base' but our committee meetings usually take place on the first Monday of the month at the Corsham Club in Newlands Road.


Minutes from recent meeting are available below.

Next meeting Monday 3rd February at the Corsham Club

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