Tourists descend on Denton for ‘Eurofest’ event
Thursday 16th June 2016 @ 11:00 by Adam Higgins
Denton & Audenshaw News

Visitors from Denton’s twin towns were treated to a typically British welcome when they came to the town for the ‘Eurofest’ on Saturday.

Despite heavy rainfall, local people turned out to support the event.

Residents from Montigy-le-Bretonneux, France and Kierspe, Germany, made the journey to the UK to support Denton Town Twinning Association’s event.

There were stalls selling traditional European food such as bratwurst, paella and even snails.

Musicians from the twin towns also made the journey to perform on the impressive outdoor stage.

Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne was on hand to man the bar and pull a few pints for thirsty patrons.

Prospective Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham MP, also paid a visit to the festival, sampling the locally brewed beer and answering questions.

Chairman of the Denton Town Twinning Association and Eurofest organiser Cllr George Newton was enthusiastic despite the poor weather.

“It’s been a great turn-out considering the weather; all the stall holders had a really good day.

“We had a huge stage, French and local acts.”

George was keen to point out that the links between the twin towns were beneficial to all parties.

“The links aren’t just road signs; they’re actual real, vibrant links. We’ve been twinned with Montigny near Versailles in Paris since 1992 and we’ve been twinned with Kierspe since about 2012.

“We invited them over to take out some stalls, show off their towns, put on some music, and give a taste of their culture to Denton.”