Best of British on sale as town pulls out the stops for French

Winslow Farmers Market is one of the destinations for the Winslow & District Community Bus
Winslow Farmers Market is one of the destinations for the Winslow & District Community Bus

THE visitors from Winslow’s French twinning partner, Cours La Ville, are in town this weekend for their biennial twinning event, and a full programme of entertainment has been planned for them.

Today, Friday, will be taken up with a day trip to Windsor Castle.

Tomorrow morning there’s a coffee morning with the Winslow Concert Band that’s open to all, in the town’s St Laurence Room.

Tomorrow night hosts and visitors will be entertained by the Winslow Players. And on Sunday, visitors can try their hand at bowls, instead of boules, at Winslow Bowls Club.

Also on Sunday, the French contingent will have the chance to browse the best of local produce at the town’s monthly farmers’ market.

Traditional English goods will include Foxdenton gins, Watergull Orchard apple juice, English puddings from the Pudding Stop and breads from Redbournbury Watermill, as well as meat, fruit and veg from local farms.

Pie and salad producer Pastilla, from Great Horwood, will sell pork pies and their speciality Winslow Pie.

New this month is Carl Smith from Winslow, who makes wooden benches from Woburn oak and walking sticks using deer antler horn from Addington.

English folk/country music will be provided by Johnny Ginn.