50th Anniversary Visit to Fareham

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50th Anniversary Dinner at Lysses House

A party from the Vannes Mairie  visited Fareham in September 2016 to participate in the 50th Anniversary celebrations of FVTA. There was a simultaneous visit by a non-official party of Vannes citizens. This was the programme of the visit.

Fareham Borough Council issued a press release marking the unveiling of the 50th Anniversary Sculpture.

The main event took place on September 12th: the unveiling of the Twinning Sculpture in the garden of Westbury Manor in West Street. Sailors from HMS Collingwood conducted a Freedom Parade  from Council Offices  through High St. and West St., led by the Band of The Royal Marines.

A video/slideshow of the visit is on You Tube here .  You can find videos of the Collingwood Freedom March on You Tube : by Fareham BCMr X, and Mr Y.

Here are some photographic memories of the visit.

 

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At the 50th Anniversary Concert by Warsash Band
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Visit to Whitchurch Silk Mill
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The Freedom March led by the Band of the Royal Marines
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Inspecting the troops at the Freedom March
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The 50th Anniversary Cake by Fareham Borough Council
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Unveiling the 50th Anniversary Sculpture
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Members with Vannes’ Dauphine and Reine d’Arvor
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Our French Visitors with the Anniversary Scuplture
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Skittles at Crofton
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Certificate of the 50th Anniversary
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Coach tour of Fareham Borough – on Portsdown Hill
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Portchester Castle from Portsdown Hill
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Visit to St Mary’s Church, in Portchester Castle
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At Portchester Castle
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Visit to the Great Barn, Titchfield. Was William Shakespeare here?
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FVTA 50th Anniversary Cake
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Mayor Hockley greets our visitors
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The twinning sailors
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Cutting the cake!
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Commemorative paperweight

 

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Au revoir à nos chers amis!

And, finally, the article recording the event, in the town magazine, Fareham Today.

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Article in ‘Fareham Today’ Winter 2016

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