Post 148

The search continues for a suitable town or village, somewhere in the world, to become ‘twinned’ with Portglenone.

Coleraine is already paired with the historic French town of La Roche-Sur-Yon and Ballymoney has thrown its lot in with Vanves, but as yet, civic leaders in Portglenone have not settled on an appropriate match.

Sadly the village has already had rejections from the Sangin district of Helmand Province in Afghanistan, Bourj el-Barajneh Refugee Camp in The Lebanon and the Barrio Santa Fe on the outskirts of Bogota, Columbia.

Negotiations were thought to be at an advanced stage with the Basque municipality of Elorrio but agreement was thwarted during a fact finding trip to area when a member of the Portglenone delegation mistranslated ‘bullfighting’ as ‘bullshitting’ and then took a violent objection to the Latin Mayor’s traditional greeting of a double kiss.

Apparently the consideration list has been reduced to just three options; The American towns of ‘Intercourse’ and ‘Mianus’ and the current hot favourite, Clady.




4 thoughts on “Post 148

  1. Chattanooga! It’s the very twin of Portglenone. Leave aside the obvious similarities; sub tropical climate, cotton plantations, ‘gators; Chattanooga is a God fearing Bible Belt town. Just like P/g, which has so many places of worship it was able to banish a church to an island up the Bann, and the whole area has every reason to fear God. Then there is the train connection. Chattanooga has its Choo Choo and P/g nearly had a train station. Back in the 18teens they were going to bring the line from Cullybackey, but it didn’t want to come, and who can blame it.

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