Vitré visit 14th to 17th May 2015
Mosbach Trip 3rd to 7th June 2015
Report and photos - Almansa 2014
Through exchange visits, the Lymington & District International Twinning Association fosters friendships between the people of the Lymington area and those of each of our three twin towns (Vitré/France, Almansa/Spain, and Mosbach/Germany). LITA supports community and civic links, and organises social events as well as French, Spanish and German conversation groups for its members.
We visit Vitré and Mosbach every two years, and in the intervening years they visit us.
Exchanges with Almansa take place less frequently. Local people in our Twin Towns accommodate us as their guests when we visit, and we return the hospitality when they come to us. In this way, members experience at first-hand life in another European household, become familiar with their hosts’ lifestyle, and often make long-term friendships.
On every visit, organised (but optional) communal activities include a civic reception to welcome the visitors, one or more day outings to local tourist attraction(s), and an informal social evening with a meal. For the rest of the time, guests are entertained by their hosts. If you don’t speak the foreign language, you will be linked with a host / guest who speaks English. There is often a mix of English and the foreign language, helped along by sign language and a lot of laughter.
Being unable to accommodate guest(s) in your own home does not rule out joining our trips abroad, as you can contribute towards the activities of LITA in other ways - for example, by helping out with social events. We welcome members of all ages and backgrounds, individuals, couples and families.
Membership is open to anyone who supports the aims of the Association.
Annual Subscription: £15 individual; £25 couple/family
To apply for membership complete and return the application form
together with your membership subscription.