Corsham has been twinned with Jargeau, a town in France, since 1981 when the Chairman of the Town Council and the Mayor of Jargeau signed an oath agreeing: ‘To maintain permanent ties between the town councils of both Jargeau and Corsham. To facilitate, in every field, exchanges between the inhabitants in order to develop a better understanding in the living feeling of European brotherhood.’
Jargeau, in the district of Orleans, can be found in the Loiret department of north-central France. It lies about 119km (74 miles) south of Paris.
Jargeau pays tribute to Corsham by having an English postbox and telephone box in the town; has a ‘Corsham Alley’ on one of its housing estates and a signpost indicating the distance between the two cities: 614km. In Corsham, you will find Jargeau Court on Grove Road and a plaque embedded in the pavement on the High Street. Trees, paintings and other items have been swapped as Twinning gifts over the years.
To find out more about Jargeau and the visits that take place, contact Corsham Twinning Association.