Twinning hosts families needed

Published: 22 May 2014

Three Spires Morris perform on the Market Square
Three Spires Morris perform on the Market Square during the Lichfield Twinning in 2008

Hosts families are being sought who would be willing to welcome visitors from Lichfield's twin towns to stay in their home over the weekend of Friday 3 to Monday 6 October.

This is the "Twinning Weekend" which Lichfield hosts every 6 years, and there will be 60 visitors arriving from Limburg in Germany, and 60 from Sainte Foy in France. An important aspect of the twinning is that people stay in local homes so that they develop friendship links and understanding. There is no payment, but there is always the opportunity for you in turn to visit a family in Limburg or Sainte Foy in future years.

Lichfield formed the ring-twinning with Limburg and Sainte Foy in 1992. Many lasting friendships have been formed over the years, and many of the guests will be staying with families they have exchanged with on previous occasions, but more host families are still needed for this year's visit. Anyone interested is asked to contact Lichfield City Council on 01543 250011 or download the host family form from the Twinning Page of the website

Local residents will be able to share with visitors in a range of free events and entertainment on the Market Square and around the City, and a large number of local societies and organisations will also be participating in the weekend's festivities. More details are available on the website link.