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Dawlish Twinning Association

"To broaden people's horizons by promoting friendships in another country "
The town of Dawlish is currently twinned with Carhaix in Brittany, France.  In 2017 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary when a group of our French friends from the town visited Dawlish. This year (2018), in May, a group from Dawlish will spend a few days on an exchange visit to Carhaix.


Twinning is non-political and is based around the idea of promoting good community links and friendship with similarly sized communities in other countries.  It gives us both an opportunity to sample the others' culture and cuisine.  It also gives many a chance to practice their foreign language skills although being unable to speak the other language is no reason not to join us!


We welcome everyone regardless of age or background although we would expect the very young to join with their parents.  We receive no subsidies but try to keep expenses to a minimum through our own fund-raising activities.  We have a small annual membership subscription.  


We organise a range of events, such as quizzes, skittles evenings and visits throughout the year in and around Dawlish.   All our exchange visits to Carhaix (we go every other year) have a flexible programme, which usually includes a welcome reception, informal meals and sightseeing visits.  We generally stay in the homes of our hosts and many long-term friendships have been formed over the years.

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