We meet every month on the last Thursday of every month in the Cefn Llan Community centre at 7:30 pm. If you would like to be added to our email listing for the latest news. Please get in touch on the contact us page.
Our friends from Locmine arrived on Friday afternoon, after a good journey, by coach and ferry and a peaceful sleep in their cabins. It was home for a meal and a rest, with a short drinks reception to officially welcome our friends to Wales. The following day we were shown around the Neath Port Talbot Council chambers, where the council kindly gave gifts to the children who were there. We then headed to Catwg Primary School, Cadoxton, Neath. The school is twinned with a local school near Locmine and the school choir performed a medley of songs in English, welsh and sign language which was greatly enjoyed by all. The children enjoyed performing for the French children and their parents and hope to join us in future twinning events. Over the next few days we enjoyed trips to local sites such as the 1940s museum, Penderryn Whiskey Distillery and Big Pit. Our main evening event was held in the old Town Hall, Neath with delicious food, local entertainment and a good chance to get to know our French friends. It was a short but busy trip
My family and I had visited France a few times staying in the usual touristy destinations, but we felt we’d never experienced “Real France” In the Pontardawe Festival, we were invited to join a group holiday with a difference to a small town in Brittany called Locmine. A few short months later, we boarded the coach in Pontardawe with lovely mix of people including families, students, and groups of friends young and old. After a relaxing night sleep in our cabin in the overnight ferry crossing, we completed our journey by coach to Locmine where we were met by our friendly French host families. It didn’t us into their home and made us feel like part of their family
We rejoined the group for a range of daily trips to explore Breton life, which of course included great food and fine wine. We visited the beautiful coast line, historic walled towns like Vannes and Lorient, local festivals and walks in the countryside. We also went to a fantastic museum which contained mechanised animals that you could ride including a 20 meter tall elephant! My 6 year old son, really enjoyed the activities, and was soon happily playing with the local children and spending time with our host family. Our hosts organised a final evening gathering for the whole group, with delicious food, live music, dancing and much toasting to our new good friends.
This year, I invite you to join us for this all inclusive holiday. Fund raising throughout the year allows us to keep our prices down to an affordable level for all sized pockets. Please Contact us (link to page) to register your interest
This coming year, we would like to raise money to continue to work of the Association. So far, the suggestions are a pub quiz, curry night, treasure hut and stalls at local events such as the Ponty Summer festival. We also hope to make and sell items like promotional shopping bags with our Twinning Logo on. If you have any brilliant ideas or would like to help out, come along to one of our monthly meetings which are held in the Cefn Llan Community Centre on the last Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm. Refreshments provided.