By Tristan Harris 13/07 Updated: 14/07 00:27
AN ACTION-packed weekend was laid on by members of the Bromsgrove and District Twinning Association for a group of 35 visitors from the twin town of Gronau in north-west Germany on their recent visit to Bromsgrove.
Bromsgrove District Council’s civic head Coun Janice Boswell and chief executive Kevin Dicks welcomed the guests who spent the rest of the afternoon and evening with their hosts.
A variety of meals and events were laid on, including a visit to Warwick Castle for a real slice of English history, and a skittles tournament held at Catshill Social Club.
Other activities included the majority of the group visiting Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm in Shropshire where they got a fascinating insight into rural life in England at the turn of the 19th Century.
Twinning association members provided a sumptuous buffet at St Andrew’s Parish Centre in Barnt Green, along with fun and games.
Judith Stephenson, honorary chairman of Bromsgrove and District Twinnning Association, said: “It was a pleasure to once again host our friends from Gronau and to provide them with such a full programme.
“It was particulatly pleasing to see so many younger members in the Gronau group as they are vital for the continuing future success of the twinning movement.”
She thanked Bromsgrove District Council for its support of all the twinning activities and the host families were also praised for providing accommodation for the visitors.
“We look forward to visiting Gronau again next year,” added Judith.
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