Twenty Five Years of Twinning ~ 1991- 2016
The town of Caerphilly is twinned with Lannion in Brittany, Northern France. Through this association, Llanbradach is twinned with the nearby community of Ploubezre.
The Caerphilly and District Twinning Association exists to promote the links between these communities. For more information on Lannion and Ploubezre see the Lannion page.
In 2016 the Association marked 25 years of Twinning with a visit from our friends in Brittany in July. A plaque was unveiled on the wall of Caerphilly Library to commemorate the occasion.
In 2011, the Association celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the twinning between Caerphilly and Lannion. The occasion was marked by an exhibition comparing daily life in Brittany and Wales between 1850 and 1950. In 2012 the exhibition was staged in Caerphilly. 20th Anniversary Exhibition
If you have an interest in French life – food, wine and culture, and would like to meet with like-minded people here and from Lannion & Ploubezre – why not join the Twinning Association? For details of how to join see the Membership Information page.
The Association arranges visits to and from Lannion on alternate years. Visitors stay with local hosts and have the opportunity to experience local culture and to participate in organised trips to nearby places of interest. The visits always include communal evening entertainment, with the highlight of the visits to Caerphilly being a Gala Dinner in the Great Hall of Caerphilly Castle. The visits often lead to lasting friendships and many members arrange personal visits to and from people they have met through the Association.
The Association holds a number of social events throughout the year, in addition to the main visits. For details of recent activities and future events see the News and Events pages.
The Association also encourages and facilitates twinning arrangements between other organisations in the local areas, see the Affiliated Organisations page.