Spilsby Historic Market Town in Lincolnshire

Twinning: Spilsby twinned with Fresnay sur Sarthe and Bassum in Lower Saxony, Germany

Fresnay sur SartheSpilsby is twinned with the mediaeval town of Fresnay sur Sarthe in the Pays de Loire region of France
and with the town of Bassum in Lower Saxony, Germany.

The official twinning charter between Spilsby and Fresnay was signed in 1988. Over the years many successful visits have been made between Spilsby and Fresnay by sporting teams, musical groups and people interested in experiencing a different culture and making new friends.

The Charter between Spilsby and Bassum was signed in October 2010.

Everyone who lives in Spilsby and the surrounding villages is very welcome to become involved in the 'Spilsby & District Twinning Association'. It doesn't matter whether or not you can speak any French or German or how young or old you are. All you need is a desire to have new experiences and make new friends. We regularly organise social/fundraising activities and visits between Spilsby and Fresnay or Bassum.

Sept 2012, a group of visitors from Bassum spent a busy and enjoyable weekend in Spilsby, visiting Horncastle and Old Bolingbroke Castle and being entertained at Spilsby Theatre by the Music Makers Hand Bell Ringers. Some of the audience 'had a go'

Spilsby twinned with Fresnay sur SartheThe Twinning Association is now forging links with Spilsby Primary School to help with language and european culture.

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Fresnay sur Sarthe Website

Spilsby & District Twinning Association

Fresnay sur SartheChairman - Shawn Thomas - tel 01790 752985
- email: sthomas001@btinternet.com
Vice Chairman - John Marshal l- tel 01790 753589
- email: john.kynance@talktalk.net
Treasurer - Steve Dawson
Secretary - Bonny Smith - 01790 754451
- email: bonny_smith@hotmail.com

Other members are:
Claudette Argy, Clare Dawson, Jayne Kelly, Roy Kelly, Glenda Marshall, Chris Newstead, Chris Prince, Victoria Stafford, Sarah Thomas and Mark Tong.

Town Council representatives are Cllr Mark Gale and Cllr David Mangion.


There is a trip being planned to Bassum in Germany for 21st-24th October.

We will be taking a junior football team from Spilsby to play a team from Bassum.