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 www.tarporleytwinning.org.uk.  And remember that it’s not just Tarporley itself; we include surrounding villages such as Bunbury, Tarvin, Kelsall, Huxley, Eaton, Little Budworth and Tattenhall.

Visit from Bohars

Over the 1st May bank holiday we were visited by “twinners”from our twin town of Bohars.  The visit was a great success with good weather; some sunshine and almost no rain!

More about the visit will follow, but here’s a picture of us at The Cornichon in Tarvin before an enjoyable meal last Sunday evening.


Our Annual Quiz Night is Coming!

Our great annual quiz night is coming up soon!  Everyone is welcome!…

When?  Saturday 27th April 2019; at 7:00pm for 7:30pm

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

Tickets £6 each from members or from Swaffields


A Great Evening

Last Friday’s evening event at the Primary School was a great success with around 75 people enjoying drinks, the extensive cheeseboard, and dancing to great music from Tarporley band The Warning Flower.  There were also some great prizes won in the raffle!

Money raised will go towards a French Exchange visit, by local children, to Bohars.  If you have children (aged 11 to 18) who would like to join in this year then please contact Rachael.











The Warning Flower – Get Your Tickets

On Friday the 1st of March there will be a special twinning fundraising event at Tarporley Primary School.   Popular Tarporley band  The Warning Flower will be performing.  The event runs from 7:30 to 11:00.


Tickets are £10 and include a Cheese Board.  You can buy your tickets from Swaffields on the High Street or contact rachaelcarrbrighton@hotmail.co.uk .

There will also be a raffle and bar.

Money raised will go towards a French Exchange visit, by local children, to Bohars.  If you have children (aged 11 to 18) who would like to join in this year then please contact Rachael.