This weekend, in a symbolic gesture of unity and friendship, wreaths were respectfully laid in Cuincy, France strengthening the bond between our twinned towns. Those lost from both communities were remembered.
The ceremony in Cuincy, was attended by representatives from the Parish Council and Twyford Twinning Association. Claude Hego, mayor of Cuincy, laid a wreath at the French war memorial. Martin Alder, Chairman to Twyford Parish Council and Hazel Evans, Chairman to the Twyford Twinning Association laid a wreath at the memorial in the Douai British Cemetery.
The weekend provided an opportunity for residents of Cuincy and Twyford to come together, reinforcing the sense of community and solidarity that defines the twinning relationship. Members enjoyed a weekend of social activities and music from Twyford’s ‘High Voltage Singers’ choir and Cuincy’s ‘Harmonie’ choir.
Remembrance was commemorated in Twyford, with local groups and dignitaries, including Twyford Parish Councillors, joining a parade led by the Maidenhead concert band. The parade started at the 1st Twyford Scout headquarters and finished at the war memorial in Station Road, Twyford. It was there that John Bowley, Vice Chairman to Twyford Parish Council paid respects to the fallen by laying a wreath on behalf of Twyford residents. Following the laying of wreaths a service of remembrance was held at St Mary’s Church.