The mayor of the French twin town visits Wallingford for the Jubilee

THE mayor of a French town twinned with Wallingford visited to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Frédéric Burghard, mayor of Luxeuil-Les-Bains, went to the city on the holiday weekend to take part in the festivities.

He attended events such as the David Beasley Photographic Exhibition at Town Hall, Sports Day at Hithercroft Sports Park, Afternoon Tea at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, and he had a visit in backstage at the Corn Exchange to learn all about the installation. .

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Mayor Frédéric Burghard with Mayor of Wallingford Marcus Harris

His family also attended a picnic in the castle gardens on Sunday (5) where Mr Burghard helped plant three roses in the rose garden to mark the Jubilee.

Mr Burghard said: ‘Thank you very much for the warm welcome you gave me and my family. The whole weekend was well organized and entertained with so much to see and do.

“Wallingford is such a lovely town and people, their spirits shone over the weekend. We look forward to working more closely together in the future.

Wallingford Mayor Marcus Harris added: ‘That’s why I love Wallingford and being Mayor, a special weekend where memories were made.

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“The renewal of our relationship with our twin city Luxeuil-Les-Bains has been a real success and we will work together to build on the foundations laid.

This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: [email protected]

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