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Our Tourist Information Office has twinned themselves with lovely Matignon in Brittany, France.

Volunteers from Matignon have visited Easingwold during June and our own Volunteers have visited Matignon in return this September and a great friendship has developed between the two groups!

www.pays-de-matignon.net

 Newsletter for 2012

 

November 2012

Good news for our tourist office friends in Matignon : Despite significant cutbacks as in the UK,  their office has been secured for at least the next two years. However after municipal elections in 2014 this policy may change depending on the new local authority and their stance towards tourism in the local economjy.

Contrary to what takes place in Great Britain, French tourist offices must be subsidised by local authorities and volunteer run (or “private”) tourist offices are not permitted! So either the office is supported by the local authorities or it closes. At least our volunteer office in Easingwold is strongly supported both by the local authorities and tourism bodies!

After the summer, the Matignon tourist office managers had very numerous meetings with their local mayor who seemed to offer their support, but always came up with excuses as to why they could not which led to much wasted time as each meeting required new arguments to save the office for another year. In the end though, the Mayors agreed to keep the office open!

 Visit to Easingwold by Volunteers from Matignon in June 2011

   

Visit to Matignon by Volunteers from Easingwold, September 2011

     

Location

Click for more information on The George Hotel in Easingwold

Visit The George at Easingwold, and enjoy an inn renowned for its accommodation, fine food and friendly staff. You are assured the very best of Yorkshire hospitality,more.

Contact

Easingwold Tourist Information
Chapel Lane
Easingwold
York
YO61 3AE
Tel 01347 821530
Fax 01347 821530

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It's a fact

Sqdn Ldr. Jack Currie was a famous WW2 bomber pilot who lived in our area. Some time after leaving the RAF he got a job as an instructor with the Home Office Defence School situated at Hawk Hills, Easingwold. During these post war years he decided to write his memoirs of his wartime experience as a pilot of a Lancaster Bomber. This book had the title of \"Lancaster Target\" which became very popular and sold in the thousands. He wrote this book whilst visiting the George Hotel in Easingwold in the evening whilst enjoying a pint. Sadly he died much too soon and is now at laid at rest in Easingwold church cemetery where one can view his unusual gravestone which mentions the fact that he was a famous wartime pilot and author. His funeral service was attended by hundreds of people, including the members of the BBC who produced a film of him being interviewed in respect of his wartime period when he was stationed at Wickenby in Lincolnshire.

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