A twin town association celebrated its 30th birthday last weekend, as part of the town’s Civic Festival.

The Borehamwood and Elstree Twin Town Association (BETTA) hosted the celebrations at Fairway Hall, Brook Close, on Saturday, June 30.

Members from partner organisations in Offenburg, Germany, and Fontenay-Aux-Roses, France, were invited as part of ongoing efforts to improve international relations with the people of Borehamwood.

The international crowd was able to visit various stalls and enjoy arena acts, before being serenaded by traditional British and Irish folk bands.

Elstree and Borehamwood Town Mayor, Councillor Charles Kelly, joined the musicians on stage, and brought the house down with an uncanny Elvis impersonation.

Leading the applause was Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr Pat Strack.

The festivities were rounded off by dinner at the Arkley Hotel, in Barnet.

BETTA chairman, Martine Eni, said: “We showed our friends the best of our town. This weekend was an important milestone in our Triple Alliance.

“Here’s to the next 30 years”