ILKLEY’S Twinning Committee held a popular community stall at last weekend’s Real Food Market.

The group’s stall and tombola at the Sunday, August 4 event attracted a lot of interest and raised £120 for its funds.

Ilkley-Coutances Twinning Committee Chair Judith Dunn said the organisation was very grateful for the support that had been shown.

Winners of all ages, meanwhile, enjoyed claiming their tombola prizes.

Ilkley has enjoyed a warm relationship with the people of Coutances in Normandy, France for more than 70 years.

Those links were formalised when the communities were twinned with the official agreement being signed on May 18, 1969.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of that ‘entente cordiale’ and the twinning committee has held a number of events to celebrate the occasion.

An exhibition showcasing the links that have grown and flourished between the two communities opened at the Manor House on the actual anniversary, May 18, while a joint concert was held at Christchurch in April featuring Appel Gospel, from Coutances, and Ilkley Moornotes.