Photograph courtesy of Phil R.
This was an occasion for Goring to “go to town” with businesses and residents welcoming and entertaining our visitors. The photograph above shows an example of the welcome displayed by all the shops and pubs.
A broad outline of the weekend is shown below:
The French coach Departure was on Monday morning from the Goring Village hall, where light refreshments had been provided to sustain our visitors for the return journey.
On arrival, both guests and hosts were supplied with a detailed pack covering all the events and containing amongst others:
- Programme for the weekend
- Quiz questions
- Cultural & History notes
- Tickets for the Dance together with menu & seating plan
- Tickets for the Boat Trip together with a Runnymead leaflet
- Map of Goring
- List of hosts & contact details
The Shops and Businesses displayed decorations and welcoming banners in their windows. Some also displayed some “Artefact” as part of the Village Quiz.