15th April 2019. Our thoughts are with our friends in France following the terrible fire at the cathedral of Notre Dame. Thankfully the main structure of the building has been saved by the bravery of the firefighters & we hope that it will be possible, in time, to restore the cathedral to its former glory.
Hampton Court Palace
12th April 2019 REA chairman, Alan Mockford, met Lucy Hutchings, the head of Hampton Court Palace, and Natasha Downie, the Field of Cloth of Gold project manager, at the palace to discuss how the links between Richmond & Fontainebleau can be strengthened.
2020 will mark not only the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, but also the 60th anniversary of the twinning of Richmond, Konstanz & Fontainebleau. The potential for collaboration is enormous. More details to follow shortly.
Richmond Council confirms the date of the 60th Anniversary of the Twinning which is to take place in Richmond on
27th & 28th June 2020
All partnered clubs, societies & associations are invited to participate. To register your interest please write to
For further details please click on the following link:
If your club or association does not yet have a partner in Fontainebleau or Konstanz and would like one please let us know & we shall do our best to oblige.
Cultural Trip to Fontainebleau 6th – 10th May 2019
This has now been rearranged so that members and their guests can make their own travel & accommodation arrangements. Once in Fontainebleau there will be, as previously planned, a guided tour of the château, trips to the artists’ village of Barbizon & another historic venue as well as a reception at the town hall.
For further details please contact Carol Wain on 0208 892 5244 or at firstname.lastname@example.org