Welcome to Shelford Twinning Association
We are twinned with Verneuil-en-Halatte in the département de l’Oise
which is in the région de Picardy north of Paris.
Shelford Twinning Association exists to foster friendship and understanding, as well as to promote cultural links, between the people of Great and Little Shelford in Cambridgeshire and Verneuil-en-Halatte which lies in the l’Oise département in the beautiful Picardy region to the north of Paris.
Great and Little Shelford were officially twinned with Verneuil-en-Halatte in September 1988. In 2023, when we visit Verneuil, it will be the 35th anniversary of the signing of the twinning charter. The official Twinning Charters were signed in France September 1988 and in Shelford 1989.
The Association leads a busy life with a number of regular activities during the year. The twinning visits are the highlight of the year, but we also arrange social events for members and friends of the twinning association such as quiz evenings, wine tasting, film evenings, illustrated talks about things pertaining to France and a French style breakfast as well as participating in the Great Shelford Feast and Little Shelford Fun Day.
So why wait? If you’re interested in cultural exchange, language practice, friendship, personal growth, or community involvement, joining a twinning association is a fantastic opportunity. Don’t miss out on the chance to broaden your horizons and make a positive difference in the world!