Published: 06 December 2012

The post box was given by the town of Sainte Foy to the city of Lichfield in 2002, and has been used by the residents of St John's Hospital for the past 10 years. It is now surplus to requirements, and Scotch Orchard Primary School offered to give it a new home. Initially it will be used for the children's Christmas cards, and then, in the New Year, a suitable place will be found for it in the school. The children in years 3 - 6 are taught French, and they are now very excited at the thought of linking with a primary school in Sainte Foy!

In 2007, Lichfield gave "Glad Tidings" roses to Limburg and Sainte Foy, to mark the 15 years of our Ring Twinning with the two towns. 5 years on, we have now celebrated our 20th anniversary, and the city of Limburg sent 10 "Domstadt (Cathedral City) Limburg" roses to Lichfield to mark this occasion. These roses have been planted on Friary Corner, very close to the Twin Town Sign Post, and we hope that, in the future, everyone will enjoy the prolific pink blooms with their delicate scent.

For more information about Lichfield's twinning activities, contact Julie Dewhurst, the City Council's Twinning Officer, on tel: 01543 309851.