MANORBIER recently welcomed 21 guests from the village’s twin community of Vernou-La Celle-sur Seine.

A full programme of events was organised by Manorbier Twinning Association, beginning with a full day trip to Portmeirion in North Wales.

There were also visits to Chapel Bay Fort at Angle for informative guided tours of the installation, a taste of 16th century life at the Tudor Merchant’s House in Tenby and a tour around Tenby Lifeboat Station, where all came away full of admiration for the work done by the RNLI and amazement at the technology of the lifeboat, Haydn Miller.

Each day was rounded off with convivial evenings, which included a Safari Supper, beginning withy canapés in Manorbier Castle crypt and different courses in different houses; an evening at the Swanlake Inn being entertained by the Jameston Jammers and a medieval evening at Greenhills Hotel, St Florence.

Said association member Bryan Turnbull: “A very successful and well-organised trip was enjoyed by all and will certainly help to perpetuate twinning between our respective villages.

“Thanks and congratulations go to president Lin Dagger and secretary Jan Foreman of Manorbier Twinning Association, who shouldered the burden of the organisation.”