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Bury vs Angoulême


A selection of photos comparing and contrasting the two towns, which have been twinned for almost 50 years.

A selection of photos comparing and contrasting the two towns, which have been twinned for almost 50 years.

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  • 1. Bonjour Monsieur Bizot.
  • 2. Je m’appelle Monsieur Bizot. J’habite à Angoulême en France.
  • 3. Je m’appelle Madame Jackson. J’habite à Bury en Angleterre.
  • 4. Angoulême - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia • Bury has been twinned with the town of Angoulême for almost fifty years. • They were originally twinned because both towns had a productive paper industry. • But how are the two towns still similar today? And how do they differ from one another? Let’s look at some photographs to help us compare Bury with Angoulême.
  • 5. Nature All Around La rivière Charente à Angoulême. The River Irwell in Bury.
  • 6. Getting about. La gare à Angoulême. The Metrolink tram station in Bury.
  • 7. Offices for Local Services La mairie à Angoulême. The town hall in Bury.
  • 8. Famous Landmarks La cathédrale de Saint-Pierre à Angoulême. The Parish Church in Bury town centre.
  • 9. Famous People In Angoulême there is a statue of Hergé, who created the famous comic book character ‘Tintin’. In Bury there is a statue of Robert Peel, who founded the first police force known as ‘The Peelers’.
  • 10. Entertainment Le cinéma à Angoulême. The cinema in Bury.
  • 11. Where to exchange money La banque à Angoulême. The Royal Bank of Scotland in Bury.
  • 12. Where to post a letter La poste à Angoulême. The post office in Bury.
  • 13. Going Shopping? La centre ville d’Angoulême. The town centre of Bury.
  • 14. On the market. Le marché de fruits et de légumes à Angoulême. Bury’s world famous market!
  • 15. Around Town Le magasin des jouets à Angoulême. The toy shop in Bury.
  • 16. Something special for dinner? La boucherie et charcuterie à Angoulême. A butcher’s shop in Bury.
  • 17. Where to grab a snack La sandwicherie et pâtisserie à Angoulême. The sandwich and cake shop in Bury.
  • 18. If you have a sweet tooth Le chocolatier à Angoulême. The chocolate shop in Bury.
  • 19. Photographs taken inside the French sweet shop – miam miam!
  • 20. Look how beautifully the cakes are decorated.
  • 21. Feeling poorly after all those sweets? La pharmacie à Angoulême. A pharmacy in Bury’s Millgate Centre.
  • 22. Where people live Une maison typique à Angoulême. A typical house in Bury.
  • 23. Our Neighbourhood All the street signs in Angoulême are in the shape of speech bubbles. In Bury the street signs are much plainer. Do you recognise this one?
  • 24. Many examples of wall art around the town of Angoulême depict comic book characters such as the cowboy ‘Lucky Luke’.
  • 25. Angoulême is the famous for its comic book history.
  • 26. There is even a museum in Angoulême dedicated to the history of comics.
  • 27. Local Signs Next time you go shopping in Bury, why not look around to find evidence of the town’s twinning with Angoulême.