THE Mayor from a French town twinned with Wallingford visited to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Frédéric Burghard, who is the mayor of Luxeuil-Les-Bains, visited the town over the bank holiday weekend to take part in the festivities.

He attended events such as the David Beasley photographic display in the town hall, the sports day at Hithercroft Sports Park, an afternoon tea at Cholsey and Wallingford Railway, and he had a back of stage visit to the Corn Exchange to hear all about the facility.

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Herald Series: Mayor Frédéric Burghard with Wallingford Mayor Marcus HarrisMayor Frédéric Burghard with Wallingford Mayor Marcus Harris

His family also attended a picnic in Castle Gardens on the Sunday (5) where Mr Burghard helped plant three roses in the rose garden to mark the Jubilee. 

Mr Burghard said: “Thank you so much for the warm welcome to me and my family. The whole weekend was well organised and kept us entertained, with so much to see and do.

“Wallingford is such a lovely town and the people, their spirits shone through over the weekend. We look forward to working more closely together into the future.”

Wallingford mayor Marcus Harris added: “This is why I love Wallingford and being mayor, a special weekend where memories were made.

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“Renewing our relationship with our twinned town Luxeuil-Les- Bains was a real success and we will work together to build on the foundations laid.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

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