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Haddington Twinning Association Bulletin Board

Full copy of Minutes Zoom Meeting 16th September 2020 can be found in Agendas & Minutes section of Website.

Uncategorised Posted on Mon, September 21, 2020 13:13:35

Haddington Twinning hold first virtual Committee Meeting on ZOOM – 16th September 2020

Uncategorised Posted on Thu, September 17, 2020 09:16:08
also present was Treasurer – Andrew Wilson [ not in photo ]

A very successful meeting and Minutes to come soon…… IH.

50th Anniversary Celebrations at La Place d’Aubigny – Court St. – Haddington.

Uncategorised Posted on Fri, September 11, 2020 13:40:22

Haddington Twinning is now celebrating its 55th Anniversary in Twinning with Aubigny-sur-Nere – so today we return 5 years to the installing of Place d’Aubigny outside the Corn Exchange….. and afterwards with Reception in East Lothian Council Buildings with Buffet and Presentation of Gifts.

Vive le Jumelage cake !
President Madame C. Morrice – Madame Laurence Renier [ Mayor of Aubigny ] Provost Ludovic Broun-Lindsay – President Haddington Twinning – Mr. Frank Elliott.
Some Committee HTA and other onlookers.
Reception Buffet
Presentation of Gifts……

Photographs Irene Higgenbotham 2015.

50th Anniversary 1965 – 2015.

Uncategorised Posted on Sat, August 22, 2020 17:03:45

This Indian Bean tree matches trees growing in Aubigny.

It was planted by Blooming Haddington to mark the 50th Anniversary of Twinning between Haddington and Aubigny-sur-Nere.

1965- 2015. Vive le Jumelage.

The Bean tree as it is today in Station Road – Haddington.
Quite a crowd gathered early morning to see the “Planting of tree “.
The Speeches – also present were representatives from Blooming Haddington.
President Haddington Twinning – Mr. Frank Elliott – Mayor of Aubigny Laurence Renier – President of Jumelage Aubigny.
Monsieur Jean-Charles Garnon – Jumelage Aubigny doing the needful.
Young people from Haddington & Aubigny help with the Planting.
Perhaps its time for a rest – Madame Morrice & Monsieur Raymond
All present and correct !
Job well done.
Haddington Pipe Band – Pipe Major Mr. David Leckie.
3 girls from Haddington Twinning – June – Irene – Elaine. enjoying the moment.
Recent photo of Tree, behind the wall was Haddington’s old railway station. [ no longer in operation ]
Students from Haddington & Aubigny + Monsieur Jean- Charles Garnon.
Joe Forte- representative from Blooming Haddington…….. + Mr. Frank Elliott- President .
Enjoying the morning sunshine.

Photographs- Irene Higgenbotham – 20th August 2020.

Peeps into the Past – Knox Academy School trip to Aubigny 1991?

Uncategorised Posted on Fri, August 14, 2020 15:32:02
Paris on journey home.

All photographs from the Higgenbotham Collection. 1991

Peeps into the Past – Haddington Twinning celebrates 50 years with Aubigny- sur-Nere.

Uncategorised Posted on Mon, August 03, 2020 11:13:41
At Salles des Fetes 2015

Mayor Laurence Renier – Mr. Bill Bradford – Mr. Frank Elliott , President Haddington Twinning. Presentation of Key !

I’m proud to say I had a part in making this Pipe Banner. IH.

Hope you have enjoyed looking back at our Celebrations. With thanks to Mr. Christian Couture for photos of the event. July 2015 IH.

French trip to Aubigny from Knox Academy- Haddington – 1967 ?

Uncategorised Posted on Wed, July 29, 2020 11:18:08
French teacher Mr. Cousins, back row far right. and many more weill kent faces…. 1967?
the Lady [ extreme right ] standing next to Mr. Cousins is Mrs Lagier, and the boy kneeling extreme left front row, wearing glasses , is their son. They escorted the 1966 and 1967 exchanges. They deserve to be acknowledged for all they did for the Twinning, and so do Mr. Andre Vieugue and Mr. Lucien Boisard. The boy [ second row, second from L to R. ] is Andre Vieugue’s son.

The two gentlemen on this photo are – On the left, Mr. Lucien Boistard, a Biology teacher who went over to Haddington in 1968 with his wife a Primary teacher. Lucien was the treasurer of the Aubigny Twinning Assoc. for years. On the right , Mr. Jean-Louis Lagier, an English teacher at the College Gerard Philipe. He was the man who would translate all the mail between Haddington & Aubigny, until he left Aubigny in 1969. Without him there would be no Twinning. !!!
Photographs & Text up dated with Information by Mr. Jean-Charles Garnon – Aubigny Twinning Association. With many thanks. 31st August 2020 I. H.
Les Monsieurs playing Petanque. 1967

If you have any old photos of school trips please send to

Bastille Day 14th July 2020 in Aubigny. by Christian Couture.

Uncategorised Posted on Wed, July 22, 2020 09:30:44
Although Bastille Day this year [14th July 2020] was very sad — some pipers were in Aubigny.

Photographs & text with thanks by Christian Couture.

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