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A Brief History Of The Association

In 1981 a two-man delegation from Boissy sous St Yon visited Colney Heath and were given a conducted tour of the village by the Clerk to the Parish Council, Dudley Wood. They visited, amongst other places, the school and the Mother and Toddler Group and had meetings with representatives of various organisations including the WI.

They liked what they saw so Dudley Wood made a return visit with his French-speaking daughter.

In April 1982 Martine Vigneron, Claude Cherdo and Michel Gabilan visited Colney Heath. During their visit Martine Vigneron and Claude Cherdo together with Dudley Wood and Heidi Waters signed a mutual declaration of frendship between the villages of Colney Heath and Boissy. Click here to read the report of this visit in the Herts Advertiser. Click here to read the report of this visit in the Boissy Bulletin. During the visit it was agreed that there would be a visit to Boissy in June.

In June a group drawn from many organisations in Colney Heath and their children visited Boissy. They departed from Colney Heath at 1.30 on the Friday afternoon which is, as we now know, far too late and consequently they did not arrive in Boissy until after midnight! Click here to read the report of this visit in the Boissy Bulletin. Click here to see pictures of this visit.

In September 1982 the first formal visit to Boissy took place during which the Twinning documents were signed. Click here to read the report of this visit in the Boissy Bulletin. Click here to see pictures of this visit.

Since then there has been an exchange visit with Boissy every year - one year Colney Heath visits Boissy and the following year Boissy visits Colney Heath.

Dudley Wood was the first chairman of the Colney Heath, Boissy sous St Yon Twinning Association. He worked very hard for the Association until his sad disappearance in the Azores in 1991. Click here for more details Dudley Wood

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Since then the Association has been chaired by:


Alan King 1991 until 2001 Alan King
Jackie Burns 2001 until 2004 Jackie Burns
Lynn Skelt 2004 until 2006 Lynn Skelt
Patsy Howard 2006 until 2011 Patsy

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