IT WAS 'smiles all round' for members of Oswestry Twinning Association (OTA) when the sun came out just in time to enjoy a garden get-together.

The town's twinning group — which was founded in 1980 — headed to the home of one its members on Saturday, to fundraise and tuck into homemade cakes.

David Davies, chairman of the OTA, said: "It's good fun getting together — it's a great way of making friends and just a nice social thing to do.

"Our group is run by people of the town, for people of the town."

The main aim of the meeting was to raise funds for members in Oswestry's twin town, Combs la Ville in France, to come over to the UK next year for their biennial visit — but the gathering also included a tour of member Sidney's garden and afternoon tea.

Members of the OTA and their families have recently returned from a trip to France, where they met up with their friends in Combs la Ville for their 39th gathering.