Twinning & Friendship visits
Fund raising & other events
First friendship visit to Golegã
On Saturday 15th March 2014 a delegation from Hebden Bridge set out on an initial 4 day friendship visit to Golegã in Portugal. The welcome in Golegã was very warm and a comprehensive programme had been arranged for us.
Tout en velo pour la musique (grand départ) 2014
As a precursor to the Tour de France Grand Départ (5th - 6th July 2014) the 2 communities of Midgeley and Wadsworth organised "Tout en velo pour la musique". The twinning society ran a cake and conserves stall and circulated information on our activities.
Chronicle recording the first 50 years of twinning between St Pol and Warstein launched in Warstein
On Saturday 10th May 2014 the first event celebrating 50 years of twinning was celebrated between St Pol sur Ternoise and Warstein took place. At the heart of the celebration was the publication of a chronicle of the 50 years of partnership produced by Marie-France Acquart. The main celebration would take place in August
Grand accordion concert at the Little Theatre in Hebden Bridge October 2014
The grand accordion concert featured the Bradford Accordion Band and the Little Theatre Choir. The venue was the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.
Youth Concert on the 17th February 2015
A special youth concert was initiated by HBTS President David Parry to show case young artists from the Hebden Bridge area. The money raised was for the HBTS Youth Fund to support placements and visits for young people to our twin towns.
Midgely Fête 13th June & Mytholmroyd Gala 27th June 2015.
The HBTS had very successful tombola & preserves stalls at delightful Midgely Fête and exciting Mytholmroyd Gala! The programme of traditional events at Midgely was most entertaining while Mytholmroyd had great music and a diversity of stalls. Taken together we raised £309 for the HBTS & we were able to talk to a lot of people about twinning.
Support following the flooding
As soon as they heard of the terrible flooding in Hebden Royd our twin towns began raising money for donations to the flood relief funds. So far Warstein has donated €2500 and St Pol € 1320. A specific donation of €2000 from St Pol town council has now being donated to help restore the Hebden Bridge Picture House.
Twinning trip to St Pol with the Junior Brass Band in May 2014
Two coaches set out from Hebden Bridge on the 29th May 2014 for a very memorable trip to St Pol to commemorate 35 years of twinning. The party included not only longstanding members of the HBTS but also a range of musicians from Hebden Bridge who delighted their French hosts with their music. To read more on our trip click on the yellow button.
Accordion concert at the Little Theatre is a great success!
By popular request Hebden Bridge Twinning Society presented another accordion concert featuring the Bradford Accordion Band with an evening of international music at the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre on Saturday the 24th October 2015.
An epic day at Blackshaw Head Fete on September 3rd 2016 was saturated with rain but full of the best of spirits.