Parish Twinning Association was formed in May 1990 to promote and foster
friendship and understanding between the people of the Parish of Horndean and
those of our twinned town. It does this by organising visits by individuals and
groups to and from our twinned town and developing personal contacts to broaden
the mutual understanding of the culture, recreational, educational and
commercial activities of the linked communities.
Association raises all the money it spends on its aims and activities from an
annual membership fee and from fund raising events including concerts, dances
Horndean was twinned initially
with the town of Domfront in France and many trips were made including
Blendworth Band playing in concerts as well as school and family exchanges.
These continued until 1997 when Domfront announced that the town would no
longer be involved in twinning.
While seeking a new town with
which to twin we learned that that Aubergenville in Yvelines, France was
interested in twinning with a town in Hampshire. We contacted Aubergenville and
after identifying many similarities between our towns and aims, an official
charter declaring our twinning was signed on 2nd May 1998 in Aubergenville and
on 16th May 1998 in Horndean and continues to this day.
is about 25 miles north west of Paris and about two hours by road from Le Havre.
Its population is slightly less than Horndean but its size is about the same. Like
Horndean it also straddles a Motorway!
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