Good News for 2022

We are now planning to resume our visits in 2022!

We have been invited to visit Bohars over the first Bank Holiday weekend of May 2022. That’s the Early May Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday April 30th to Monday 2nd May.

In the summer we are hoping to host a group of children from Bohars during August 2022.

More information when it’s available but if you are interested in visiting Bohars, or in hosting children here in the summer of 2022 then please get in touch.

Tarporley Twinning Sponsors Art Competition

The Craft Room in Tarporley recently organised an art competition for young Tarporleans with the theme “Home”. It fitted in well with the Twinning Association’s aims of introducing each others’ homes and villages to the people of Bohars, young and old, so we sponsored the contest’s prize.

The entrants were aged between 6 and 13, and the standard of the entries was very high. All the entries could be viewed by villagers as they were placed in Tarporley’s shop windows along with other artwork included in the Tarporley Art Trail.

Below we present a selection of the entries, including the winning painting, by Cassian, aged 7 (it’s the 1st picture).


Another year lost! Right now it’s the time for our annual visit to/from Bohars and we should be celebrating with our friends in Bohars. Perhaps next year things will be better? In the meantime here are some photo memories.

The first set are from Brittany than the second set are around Tarporley.


There’s now a whole village noticeboard full of information about our Twinning with Bohars. It’s situated in the centre of Tarporley opposite the Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop. It was intended to tell people about all our plans for 2021, but it’s still worth a look to see the pictures from our recent visits.

A photo will follow soon, but it was rather wet when the posters were put up, and the noticeboard doesn’t have a windscreen wiper!

And here is the photo:

2021 So Far

Unfortunately there will be no adult May visit to Bohars this year either. And the August visit to Tarporley by young Bohars residents won’t take place either.

Beyond that we are still certain that at some point we’ll be able to travel again and enjoy getting together with our French friends once more.

At the time of writing conditions in Bohars are similar to Tarporley, although they also have a 6pm curfew to contend with.

February Quiz Night

Come along to Tarporley  Twinning Association’s annual fun quiz night…

Saturday 29thFebruary 

at the Tarporley Scout Hut, Bowmere Road, Tarporley CW6 0BS

7:00pm for 7:30pm



Tickets £6 each from members or Swaffields

All Welcome!

Remember it’s a leap year and our quiz is on the last day!!!

Visit from Bohars – in Full

Over the 1st May Bank Holiday weekend Tarporley welcomed a party of 16 “jumeleurs” from our twin town of Bohars in France; a village in Brittany, near to the port of Brest.

Most had travelled by plane and we collected them from Birmingham airport, stopping on the way back for a fish & chip lunch in Shrewsbury, followed by an English “Bateau Mouche” trip on the Severn, sailing around Shrewsbury while enjoying teas and coffees in the sunshine.



Once home our guests headed off to the families hosting them over the weekend. We reconvened in the evening at the Huxley Village Hall for an excellent bring-and-share supper, followed by entertainments.  We will long remember the sight of a French conger line, all dressed in home-made Breton costumes, singing traditional songs as they wove around the hall’s tables.  The British side equalled this with songs, bell ringing and a musical comedy sketch written by Tom Kenny.





On the Sunday we split into smaller groups; some of the first-time visitors heading for Chester, while others went further afield to Port Sunlight or Bodnant Gardens.  In the evening another meal of course; this time at The Cornichon in Tarvin.


Monday dawned with weather that didn’t match the previous two days, but fortunately the rain stopped in time for us to show our visitors the sport of crown green bowling, which was very kindly organised for us by Tarporley Bowling Club.





We had a competitive hour of bowling followed, of course, by cups of tea – and the presentation of the newly-created Tarporley-Bohars bowling trophy to Francoise Le Gouëff.I suppose the French do play petanque so bowling wasn’t totally novel.



After that our visitors sadly had to leave us to catch their flights back to Paris and then Brest, but not before visiting the Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop for some edible souvenirs!

Our next big event will be in August when Tarporley teenagers will travel to Bohars for a week.  And May 2020 will be Tarporley’s turn to visit Brittany.

For more information about the Twinning Association visit  And remember that it’s not just Tarporley itself; we include surrounding villages such as Bunbury, Tarvin, Kelsall, Huxley, Eaton, Little Budworth and Tattenhall.