Visit to Artannes 9 – 12 November 2018
Fifteen members of the Twinning Association travelled to Artannes-sur-Indre where we shared the Armistice centenary commemoration with our French friends. We mounted a small exhibition of memorabilia from the period which was added to Artannes’s own display. We then attended their moving commemoration ceremony in front of the war memorial where Maureen Breeze laid a poppy wreath on behalf of Bathford Parish Council and our communities alongside floral tributes from organisations in Artannes and Pont Ruan.
Our final contribution was a short but moving theatrical piece using letters and songs from the 1914-18 period. This had been conceived, written and directed by Nicky Krikorian and Ian Matthews with songs added and played by Nick Breeze.
Since we returned we have performed the play at the primary school in Bathford which linked in with their work on the Great War.