The end of the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich

Our twin towns joined 'the wake' as the Borough of Crewe and Nantwich was replaced by Cheshire East Council. There were a series of special events over the weekend of 29th and 30th March. Canta met the representatives and escorted them throughout.
In Crewe there was a formal unveiling of the twin towns signpost presented by Bischofsheim as part of the 50'th celebrations.
In Nantwich the Rotary Club provided guides for a tour of the town.

A Canta trip down the river in Chester and lunch in a riverside restaurant was much appreciated and our guests were very impressed by the County Council's commemoration service in the Cathedral. We received verbal and written congratulations on our great British welcome from Bischofsheim.

The whole weekend was five star. The hair stood up at the back of my neck when the National Anthem was sung in Chester

and from Mâcon.

Quel beau souvenir nous gardons de ce merveilleux séjour à Crewe! Je voudrais te renouveler tous nos remerciements, nous avons été Françoise Lindeperg et moi-même ainsi d'ailleurs que la délégation municipale, émerveillés par la qualité de votre accueil, les belles choses que nous avons vues et les bons repas que nous avons faits grâce à toi.Vive le twinning ! Salutations les plus amicales. Pierre JOUREAU

This was one of the much appreciated meals at 'the Residence' in Nantwich

Some more images of the celebrations to mark the end of the Borough Council including pictures from the last 'Town and Gown' evening in the Civic Hall in Nantwich, the riverside restaurant 'The Red House' in Chester and Crewe Hall. We start with the Mayor, Brian Sylvester, and partner presenting a plate symbolising the 35 year history of crewe and nantwich to the deputy mayor (twinning) of our Polish friendship town Dzierżoniów.