Hebden Bridge Twinning Society

HBTS clasped hands

Hebden Bridge Twinning Society exists to promote and develop social, cultural, educational, recreational, economic and municipal links between Hebden Bridge and District and local communities in other countries. The Society aims to make a positive contribution to the furtherance of peace and understanding between nations.

La société de jumelage de Hebden Bridge existe pour promouvoir et développer des liens sociaux, culturels, éducatifs, récréationnels, économiques et municipaux entre Hebden Bridge et des communautés locales dans d'autres pays. La société vise à apporter une contribution positive à la promotion de la paix et de l’entente entre les nations.

Die "Hebden Bridge Twinning Society" wurde gegründet, um die sozialen, kulturellen, pädagogischen, freizeit- und bildungsrelevanten, wirtschaftlichen und kommunalen Beziehungen von Hebden Bridge und Umgebung mit Städten in anderen Ländern zu entwickeln und voranzutreiben.

Das Ziel der Gesellschaft ist, einen positiven Beitrag für einen beständigen Frieden und und Verständnis der Nationen untereinander zu leisten.

Latest events

Our Twin/Friendship Towns



Our first cultural exchange with our friendship town - Paratico in Brescia, Italy - took place this year. Students from Calder High and our president went to help teach English at a summer camp for local school children.

Individual and group membership options.


  • St Pol sur Ternoise and Warstein

  • Blatna, Paratico and Pietrapaola

Click here for our 2019 programme!

Hebden Bridge p View Down Valley 2

Welcome to twinning in Hebden Bridge

To learn more about the history of Hebden Bridge itself click here.

During the last 3 years we have celebrated 50 years of twinning with St Pol and 20 with Warstein. For full descriptions of all the events click here.

Stop Press: Due to the impact of COVID 19 the official visits from our twin towns have been postponed until 2022. Hopefully St Pol will be with us between the 26th and the 29th May, and Warstein between the 28th and the 31st July.

Click here for our 2020 programme!

We have sent newsletters to St Pol, Warstein and Paratico on what HBTS members are doing in the lockdown. Click here for newsletter 1  newsletter 2.  , newsletter 3, newsletter 4; newsletter 5

Our online quiz guided by Town Clerk Jason Boom, with questions from Pat Fraser, took place at 19.00 hours on the 6th February. Some of our friends from St Pol and Warstein joined us for the quiz! Click here for a report on our great evening. As a result we are now organising a fully tri-partite social event between the 3 towns. More details to follow!