2019 Programme

February 28th: Annual General Meeting. This was held in St Catherine’s Church Hall. Christopher Legrand gave a fascinating talk after the meeting on ‘Treasures of Dorset’.

March 20th: A pub lunch was held at the Stocks Public House, Furzehill. Good food, drink and conversation were enjoyed by the 15 members who came along.

May 10th: A skittles evening was held by the Valognes Twinning Association (WVTA) with a fish and chip supper at Pamphill Village Hall.

June 5th: We had another enjoyable pub lunch, this time at Lambs Green in Corfe Mullen, with 14 members involved.

July 18th to July 22nd: We had a marvellous exchange visit with our friends in Ochsenfurt. On the Friday we had a coach trip to Bad Kissingen including a river trip up to the Bismarck Museum. On the Saturday Peter Wesselowsky gave a talk on the history of the twinning of our two towns. On the Sunday we visited the Town Art Gallery where we looked at art from the locality and also some of Tony Roberts’s paintings. The 2019 Visit page gives some more details with photographs.

September 5th: We visited the Langham Wine Estate at Crawthorne near Dorchester. Some members of the Wimborne-Valognes Twinning Association and other Wimborne groups joined us, with 35 of us travelling by coach so that we could sample the wine!

September 18th: 11 members joined in a pub lunch, this time at Piccolo Mondo in Wimborne.

November 16th and 17th:
This weekend we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our society. The main event was an evening meeting with talks on achievements in the last 30 years and on the future of twinning in Wimborne. Our guest speaker was the German Consul. Further details are given on the 30th Anniversary page.
This milestone was also commemorated in a service at the Minster on Sunday morning led by Reverend Andrew Rowland.

November 23rd: We sold bratwurst and glühwein from our stall in Wimborne Square as part of the switching on of the Christmas lights. Despite some very wet weather this was very successful, with a good profit going to the Association's bank balance.