Announcement of newly appointed President

After the recent demise of Joy Wilyman, Clevedon Twinning Association has appointed Brian Chislett as its new President.
As a founder member of Clevedon Twinning Association, Brian has much knowledge of our town’s twinning history and has forged many friendships with our twinned towns of Ettlingen in Germany, Middlekerke in Belgium and Epernay in France.  More recently Brian has been standing as Chairman of Clevedon Twinning Association, but recently handed the Chairman’s role to David Rowland.  The Clevedon Twinning Association is active in the local community and recently helped Clevedon School obtain funding for the Erasmus+ Project which has three of our twinned towns working together on a school project ( With an active social calendar and regular coffee mornings, the Clevedon Twinning Association is looking forward to imminently celebrating anniversaries of twinning with Ettlingen 40 years (Oct 1980), Middlekerke 30 years (Sept 1991) and Epernay 30 years (April 1990).  If you are interested in forging friendships with our twinned towns in Germany, Belgium, and France, pop along on the first Saturday of the month to the informal coffee morning held at Limehouse on Hill Road from 10am-12pm. Alternatively, for more information about our events calendar and forthcoming trips, you can get in touch with us via our Facebook group.

Joy Wilyman and Alexander Dainty

To all Members,

As, no doubt, most of you are aware we have recently lost two Members who have, during many years contributed a great deal to the Clevedon Twinning Association. Joy (Wilyman) served as a member of our committee for many years and latterly has been our President. Alexander (Dainty) also served for many years as a member of the committee and during that time acted as both Minute Secretary and Assistant Secretary. Both were well known to our Friends in Epernay, Middelkerke and Ettlingen having made numerous visits over the years and we have received condolences from Epernay and Middelkerke.

For those who wish to attend, funeral arrangements are as follows:-

Joy. Tuesday, 26th February at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Castle Road, Walton St. Mary

Alexander. Thursday, 14th March at 12.30 p.m. again at St. Mary’s Church, Castle Road, Walton St. Mary.

Our condolences on behalf of the Clevedon Twinning Association have been sent to Relatives of both Joy and Alexander.

Both Members will be greatly missed.


Dennis Summers

(Secretary C. T. A.)

Joy Wilyman, our President, passed away

The Chairman and Members of the Clevedon Twinning Association have asked me to convey their extreme sadness at the death of Joy Wilyman and to express our condolences to all the family. She served the Clevedon Twinning Association well over a long period. latterly as our President. She was a lovely lady, always a pleasure to talk to and will be greatly missed.