Blandford – Mortain Twinning Association

Welcome to the Blandford – Mortain Twinning Association

This year is our 31st year of signing the Charter with the town of Mortain in lower Normandy, France. As an Association exchanges with our friends from Mortain, known to us as ‘Les Mortainais’, are arranged on alternating years, many times with the Mayor of Blandford and other civic dignitaries, more so on special Anniversaries or other important dates.

This year it is our turn to travel to Mortain for a weekend and this is being arrranged for the 1st – 4th June 2107 a packed programme of events is being organised by our freinds which usually includes a Civic Reception, trips out, Family BBQ and a Celebratory Dinner.

Can we interest you….?? Please see our programme of events, and if you wish to join in at any of the events, do let me know.

Our Aims

The aims of our Twinning Association are

  • To foster the links, both Historical and Social, between the two communities.
  • To encourage friendships between individuals and families.
  • To strengthen the bond between the two Councils and associated district/ regional councils.
  • To encourage twinning visits between civic and business groups.
  • To promote links and exchanges between local schools and also young individuals, and especially sporting activities.

If you would like to know more, please contact, the Secretary, Steve Thornewill with your questions and we will do our best to answer them.