French leaflet launch at Salisbury Museum
The day before handing over his chain of office, the outgoing Mayor of Salisbury, Clr Andrew Roberts, was at Salisbury Museum in his role as president of the Salisbury Saintes Twinning Association.
It was the final event of his mayoral year with Clr Roberts helping to launch the Museum's first-ever French language information leaflet for visitors.
He was accompanied by his wife and Mayoress, Deborah Roberts.
Twinning committee member Nicole Searle, who was born and brought up in France, did the translation and the SSTA contributed towards the production costs as part of the 25th anniversary initiatives.
Among others present at the launch were the director of Salisbury Museum, Adrian Green, the chairman of the Museum board, Susanna Denniston, the chairman of the SSTA Caroline Rippier and Catherine Vieuille, who chairs the Amitiés Saintes Salisbury, in Saintes. Vanessa Le Baron attended on behalf of Salisbury Information Centre.
One third of the Museum's foreign visitors are from France so the SSTA is pleased to have helped improve their experience and thereby help Salisbury's tourism industry.
It is the second time that the Museum and the SSTA have worked in cooperation: there was a successful artefact swap four years ago in which Stonehenge artefacts were lent to the archeological museum in Saintes, which in turn lent Roman artefacts to Salisbury.