The RC of Lorrach visited Chester in May following Chester’s visit to Lorrach last September. Thirteen rotarians and partners arrived on a hot Friday and we hoped that the weather would not let us down. After a brief brush-up at the Mill hotel we took thenm on a short walk to Bollicini’s for an informal dinner getting the weekend off to a good start.

On the Saturday Derek Jackson had planned a tour of North Wales through Snowdonia, over the Llanberis Pass, Caernarvon Castle, Lanfairpwll…, the longest named village in Wales, Conwy Castle and finally to supper at the Celtic Arms in Northop on the way home.

So far they had not seen much of Chester but Sunday changed all that. They had the day to themselves in the City with an optional City tour or visit to the cathedral. In the evening there cwas a Fizz reception and dinner with Chester rotarians at Restaurant 1539. A formal welcome was given by President Brendan Witter with response by Lorrac President Roland Hagg. He expressed his hope that our friendships will be protected and enhanced as Brexit progresses.

On Monday we drove to Liverpool visiting both cathedrals and walked through Liverpool One and the Albert Dock. Then it was off to Manchester for the evening flight home.



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