Image 2 Beamish Arrival 270523 SMALLOur guests from Noyon arrived on Friday 26th May. The weather was superb. On Saturday there was a visit to Beamish Museum in County Durham. Upon return to Hexham, hosts entertained their guests at home or in the town. On Sunday there was an open-air ceilidh in the Abbey Gardens in Sele Park from 16.30-17.30, followed by a reception hosted by the Mayor Derek Kennedy and Hexham Town Council in the Abbey's Great Hall. Our French guests were then invited to a dinner in the Beaumont Hotel. On Monday 29th the French departed at 8am precisely.

Image 3 Ceilidh 280523 SMALLAbove: the arrival in Beamish Museum. Left, the open-air ceilidh in the Abbey Gardens in Sele Park on the Sunday. Images © HTTA-SC