AN exhibition is to be held as Prudhoe celebrates its 40th year of being twinned with Mitry Mory in France.

Commemorative and presentation pieces will be shown at the Prudhoe Community Hub as part of the celebrations.

Prudhoe Town Councilor Chris Barrett organised the event, having visited Mitry Mory many times over the years.

He said: “There are many beautiful artefacts from forty years of town twinning, many of which are held in the Prudhoe Town Council office. These items were sat on shelves, and it saddened me that they were not on view to the public."

The exhibition includes the original charter which initiated the twinning of the two towns and was signed by both the mayor of Mitry Mory and Prudhoe respectively.

As well as framed documents marking the 20th and 30th anniversary, there are also glass and silverware items that have been presented to Prudhoe by the municipality and people of Mitry Mory.

Many items have been loaned to the exhibition by members of Prudhoe Town Twinning Association.

"Sadly, the pandemic put a stop to visits to and from France but we are hopeful they will resume soon", added Coun. Barrett.

"I would encourage others to get involved with town twinning, it is hugely rewarding. As well as making lifelong friends with people from another country it also affords you the opportunity to practice a language which you probably haven’t used since school!”

The exhibition will run from March 28 to April 3.