The Bretons' 11th official visit to Rhuthun
On Thursday 1st July the 42 visitors from Briec were welcomed and met their hosts at Llanfwrog Community Centre.
Later in the evening all guests and hosts enjoyed a meal at Cafe R - Rhuthun Craft Centre - before driving out to Pwllglas where, in the village hall, the excellent Cor Rhuthun were in full practice for their Llangollen Eisteddfod performance and after some brilliant singing informailty took over - fun for everybody.
The following day Friday there was a visit to Llandudno, lunch at the Dunoon Hotel being followed by a tour of the great Bodnant Gardens.
After an evening meal with host families our guests were invited to Theatr John Ambrose for a concert as part of Ruthin Festival week.
On Saturday morning Vernon organised a treasure hunt around the town, which for the first-time visitors especially gave an insight into the rich history and architecture of Ruthin. After a lunch at Canolfan Awelon guests and hosts were free to follow their own interests for the rest of the day, the majority spending at least some time on the Square at Top Dre - the highlight of the Festival. This led to some exotic dancing by some of the Breton ladies!
A number of parties took place in Rhuthun until late into the night
On Sunday morning the two twinning committees held a joint meeting in Llys Goodman, to discuss futre events and protocols.
After a lunch with hosts the party set off into the country to visit Ewephoria, a fascinating insight into hill farming with an introduction to different breeds of sheep and with a super demo of sheep-dog handling.
It was back to Cafe R in the evening for a lively farewell dinner, with the traditional singing, a lot of humour, and entertainment from our own Tucsedos Blêr.
Inevitably it all had to end, the days having flown by, and on Monday we said farewel luntil next year as the long journey to Plymouth began at Rhuthun Castle.