Horncastle’s Twinning Association is one of the oldest and most successful in the country - but it needs an injection of ‘young blood.’
Officials are hoping to attract new - and younger - members to take the organisation forward.
The Association has forged strong links with it’s French ‘twin’ Bonnetable,
It was formed by a group of local people in 1987 and built on strong links already forged between Banovallum School and schools in Bonnetable, a picturesque market town in France.
It wasn’t long before cross channel visits were taking place.
Since those early days, the relationship between the two towns has blossomed.
Every other year, a party from Horncastle visits Bonnetable.
The French then pay a return visit the following year, staying with local families.
Association chairman Gerry Molsom said: “It is a great way to get to know another country.
“We love travelling over to France and the French love coming over here.
“Some life-long friendships have been formed down the years and we are keen to build on that.
“We have a strong, hard working membership but it would be good to see a few younger people join.”
Mr Molsom stressed the Association had tremendous educational benefits .
He added: “It is not a requirement to be able to speak French and you’d be amazed about how some of the families manage to communicate. Everyone gets on.”
The Association is considering establishing future links with a German town that is twinned with Bonnetable.
The Association has a strong social set-up and has organised a number of events over the coming months.
Anyone interested in joining should contact 01507 526428 or 01507 523558.