The 'Mâcon Rouge' rose marks 50 years of twinning

A new rose has been created to symbolise the twinning of Crewe and Nantwich with Mâcon.

The two areas celebrated 50 years of being twinned last year and former mayor and mayoress, Maurice and Ann Jones commissioned the creation of the flower in honour of the occasion.

Fryer's Nurseries of Knutsford designed the rose to be the deep crimson of Mâcon Rouge wine and have a very special fragrance.

The roses will be planted on Mâcon's newly regenerated riverside area.

The Food and Wine Festival

On the Friday evening the delegation were taken to a 'Food and Wine Festival' where the Mayor of Crewe and Nantwich and the Mayor of Mâcon performed the opening ceremony. The roses were then planted by the Mayor Cllr. Brian Silvester and last years' Mayor Cllr. Maurice Jones.

Brian was then made a member of the Saint-Fiacre Brotherhood, a gardening society.

This was followed by dinner cooked and served by a delegation from Neustadt, twin town with Mâcon for 52 years.

More pictures from Ann and Maurice Jones.