Ruddington’s Community Choir enjoyed a rapturous reception in Grenay, Ruddington’s French Twin Town, and celebrating 90 years of music in the French town. Ruddington joined the Grenay Band L’harmonie in a lively concert culminating in the choir giving an encore of “Rhythm of Life”.
Twenty three choristers went to France with supporters and twinning was represented by Peter and Deirdre McGowan and Ernie and Doreen Gadsby. The Gadsby’s are the only remaining members of the old Twinning Association and fresh blood is badly needed to keep the twinning initiative going.
Grenay are keen to send their band over to Ruddington next year so a concert is in prospect. Remembrance Sunday will see the Grenay Mayor back in Ruddington and Ernie Gadsby and Michael McGowan will go back to France with him to lay wreathes in Grenay on 11 November 2015.