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We are aimed at all ages, no language skills are necessary and we have great travel and exchange opportunities

This is your association

We are here to help all the residents of Buckingham and the surrounding area to find out if there is a link, and hopefully a friend, for you in our twin towns of Mouvaux, near Lille in France or Neukirchen-Vluyn near Düsseldorf in Germany.

The BTA, established in 2002, is successfully growing relationships with our friends in France and Germany, creating a shared sense of community. Many people from each town have met, made friends, stayed in each other's houses and shared ideas about their interests. Now we want YOU!

Young People

We welcome all young people and are interested in you helping us grow activities you would like to do.

22nd -25th May 'Les trois monts' cycle challenge POSTPONED France
28th May - 6th June Salon des Artistes Peintres et Sculpteurs - Buckingham to send exhibits POSTPONED Mouvaux
27th - 28th June Visit to Landesgartenschau-NV(Apr-Oct), to see knitted tepee POSTPONED Neukirchen-Vluyn
1st July Committee Meeting Via Zoom

We welcome people from all age groups who are interested in visiting our twin towns and /or reciprocating hospitality.


Coffee, Croissants & Kuchen

7th March 2020
This year we introduced a short twinning quiz for our coffee, croissants and Kuchen guests. Full report coming soon.
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Formal Twinning with Neukirchen Vluyn

15th February 2020
Official Twinning visit to Neukirchen - Vluyn February 2020 The middle weekend in February saw a group of 12 people from Buckingham in Neukirchen-Vluyn, our twin town in Germany, for the signing of the treaty to confirm the full twinning...
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Twinning Quiz Night

8th February 2020
Our Quiz Night in February filled the village hall in Maids Moreton. Rounds included testing our knowledge of our partner towns' respective countries. A thoroughly enjoyable night for all ages.
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BAFA Art Exhibition 2019

16th November 2019
Again another year of some excellent entries for the art exhibition here in Buckingham, including representations from our twin towns as well as local artists.
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Eurostar train from Calais

Small Group Visit to Mouvaux

8th November 2019
Eurostar travel is fabulously efficient and delivered four of us dead on time in Lille but Faites attention!”Lille-Europe station is being transformed... Two hours later, once our group had been reunited chez Annie, all went amazingly well, beginning with the most important Twinning...
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BTA Visits to and from Neukirchen-Vluyn

20th October 2019
Early on Friday morning September 13th, two intrepid couples set off to drive to Neukirchen-Vluyn, with the boot of the car filled with goods produced in Buckingham ie. Wine from the Gawcott Vineyard, Cider, small samples of fruit flavoured Gin, honey and...
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2019 Annual Boules Competition

14th July 2019
The Annual Boules competition took place in the cattle pens. This year the weather held and ice-cream was even available. See you again in 2020!
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Coffee, Croissants and Kuchen

2nd February 2019
On a cold and frosty day we were delighted to welcome a stream of visitors to our annual winter get-together over coffee, croissants and kuchen in the Mouvaux Hall. A willing band of helpers served the refreshment and people wandered...
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Buckingham Community Fair

15th December 2018
The Twinning Association had a stall at the Buckingham Community Fair held in the Community Centre immediately after the 2018 Christmas Parade. We had a bagatelle set which proved very popular with the children and a 'name the teddy' competition. Teddy...
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Mouvaux Marche Noel 2018

11th December 2018
The first weekend in December saw five members of the Twinning Association heading to Mouvaux for the annual Marche de Noel, at which Buckingham had a stand.  After an uneventful journey in two cars using the tunnel we reached the...
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School Exchange Visit

8th December 2018
Thirteen (lucky!) students set off from Birmingham airport to be with their German exchange partners for a whole week. This year it was a very special occasion because it was the 10th anniversary of the student exchange between the Royal...
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4 Towns Twinning Exhibition in Mouvaux

4th November 2018
A weekend in marvellous Mouvaux! At the invitation of the Twinning Association of Mouvaux, Julie and I spent a weekend in this delightful town to which Buckingham is twinned. Nestling in the suburbs of Lille, Mouvaux blossoms with beautiful buildings...
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