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This is a typed letter signed by Susan Jones, the Lord Mayor’s Secretary, on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Cardiff, David Evans. The letter dated 5th August 1986 is addressed to Mrs Ragody Hughes, the president of the society. The subject of the letter is the Société Franco-Anglaise 80th anniversary celebrations. It is confirmed in the letter that the Lord Mayor has granted the society’s request to hold the function in Mansion House and he will provide a civic reception for the guests before the buffet.

The Société Franco-Anglaise was established in 1906 to promote friendly British-French relations by encouraging people to learn about French culture and study the French language. This was particularly important when the society was founded as many French people came to Cardiff as part of the shipping and coal industries and to learn English. The society existed through two world wars which meant many members had to work towards the war effort, either on the front or at home. Its library of French books, French plays and celebrations of French festivals, such as the Fête de Noël, Fête de Rois and Mardi Gras, have attracted many British and French members over the years. In 1995 the Société Franco-Anglaise de Cardiff changed its name to Société Franco-Britannique de Cardiff. The society, which is a registered charity, is still active today organising lectures in French and social events, such as parties, picnics, visits to tourist attractions. Since 1997 the society has run an annual coach trip to France. Destinations have included Paris, Brittany and Champagne.

Glamorgan Archives, D593/10/3/1
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