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On Saturday 3rd May, a party of 38 adults and children (including 10 musicians from Riverside Middle School) left Mildenhall at 5.30am on their way to Luc sur Mer.  They arrived back at 6.00pm on Monday 5th May having covered over 800 miles in the course of a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable weekend:
Waiting for the ferry at Dover on a lovely sunny morning.
Breakfast time!
Land ahoy!
First view of France.
Motorway Services
- French style!
Here at last!

Welcome Reception in
The Municipal Park.
The Mildenhall Party and their hosts meet the whale!
Accommodation on the campsite for families with children.
Our Chairman makes
himself at home!
Meeting Bob, the
campsite dog!
The beautiful venue for the Evening Reception.
Aperitifs on the lawn ......
...... and an impromptu sing-along!
The musical entertainment continues.
A speech from the
Mayor of Luc ......
...... and an exchange of gifts.
Breakfast on the campsite.
Mini-golf on the seafront.
Lunch is served.
A concert at The Drakkar featuring musicians
from Riverside Middle School
and Luc Music School.
Our youngest performers
playing an ocarina duet!
Relaxing over a buffet supper.
Letting off steam playing
Frisbee on the beach!
Saying goodbye to both old friends and new ones!
Special thanks to our Treasurer, who raised 150
from a Sponsored Walk to help subsidise
the travel expenses of our young musicians.
The young musicians with
Teresa Gooch-Taylor-Balls, Chairman of
Mildenhall Parish Council, who also provided
grants to help with travel expenses.



The MDTTA Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the large number of people who made this trip such a success:
 

  • To the Luc sur Mer Twinning Association for all of their help with the arrangements and the wonderful activities.

  • To the large number of 'hosts' for welcoming us into your homes and making us so welcome.

  • To the owners of 'Camping la Capricieuse' for welcoming the young musicians and their families.

  • To the Luc sur Mer Music School and Riverside Middle School for a highly enjoyable concert.

  • To the members of the Luc sur Mer Petanque Club for their expert tuition and patience!
     

and last, but certainly not least:

  • To West Row Coach Services and especially Dean (the driver) for such safe and comfortable journeys.