SETTLE Flowerpot Festival this summer will include a tribute to the town's French twin.

A party of people from Settle's twin town Banyuls-sur-Mer recently paid a visit - and during their stay Michel Barthet, president of the Banyuls-sur-Mers twinning association dropped in to festival headquarters.                                        

The Potting Shed, at Watershed Mill,  provides residents and groups in the town with a place to work on their exhibits each year and hosts flowerpot workshops for schoolchildren during the summer holidays.

In honour of the visit, Settle Town Council commissioned an exhibit. The flowerpot Yorkshireman and Frenchman enjoying a drink will be outside the town hall for the event, which runs from July 13 to September 1.

The visit to the Potting Shed also led to conversations between North Ribblesdale Rugby Union Club and their counterparts in France to arrange exchange visits for the junior and senior teams.

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