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On Friday 30th April, a party of 16 adults and children (including 9 musicians from Riverside Middle School) left Mildenhall at 10.15pm on their way to Luc sur Mer.  They arrived back at 7.00pm on Monday 3rd May having covered over 800 miles in the course of a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable weekend:
 
Nearing the end of our long journey - Pont de Normandie
The famous Pegasus Bridge opening
at just the right moment!
Here at last.  Some strange creatures on
Luc sur Mer seafront (and the plastic whales)!
Our name 'up in lights' to advertise the Joint Concert.
Welcome drinks in Le Parc Municipal.
The Musicians (and their families) meet
La Baleine (the whale)!
Time for Lunch ......
...... followed by a bracing walk along La Promenade!
Letting off steam at the campsite.
A large and appreciative audience gathers for ......
...... an open air Joint Concert.
Luc sur Mer Brass Ensemble.
Young English Musicians On Tour!
An Evening Reception
organised by our Hosts.
A small present from us to James
(Luc sur Mer Twinning Committee).
Early morning bread run ......
...... in beautiful surroundings!
Sightseeing tour accompanied by our hosts.
Laying a wreath on behalf
of the Royal British Legion.
Merville Battery.
Another delicious meal
courtesy of our hosts ......
...... at a superb local restaurant.
Young (and not so young!)
visitors on Omaha Beach.
The Price of War - American Military Cemetery.
The Mulberry Harbour, Arromanches.
Hot chocolate and
marshmallows all round!
Farewell Breakfast
on the Seafront.
Boarding the ferry at Calais ......
...... before a slightly rough crossing!


One of the young musicians wrote an article about the visit for his local Parish Magazine.  Please click on the button below to read it:

  Parish Magazine Article  


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 'hosts' for inviting 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 Brass Ensemble and Riverside Middle School for a highly enjoyable concert.

  • To Mildenhall Parish Council for their generous grant towards the young musicians travel expenses and to John Barker for his fund raising efforts.
     

and last, but certainly not least:

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