The celebrations of the first 50 years of twinning between St Pol sur Ternoise and Warstein continued in St Pol between the 8th and 10th May 2015. The programme included a visit to Notre Dame de Lorette to see the new memorial to all the dead of the 1st World War who fell in the departments of the Nord and Pas de Calais. At the heart of the celebration was the reaffirmation of the charter of twinning between St Pol and Warstein.
Twinning & Friendship visits
Following the initial celebration in May, the main event in regard to the 50th anniversary of the original twinning of St Pol and Warstein took place in Warstein on the 30th and 31st August. Our friends in Warstein worked hard to make the event both successful and enjoyable.
Celebration of the first 50 years of twinning between St Pol and Warstein - Jubiläumfestwochenende.
Celebration of the liberation of St Pol on the 3rd September 1944 celebrated in St Pol.
A delegation from Hebden Bridge joined the celebration in St Pol of their liberation from occupation on the 3rd September 1944. The delegation included Jonathan Timbers, Karl Boggis & Robin Dixon from the Hebden Royd Council plus members of the Hebden Bridge Twinning Society and John Armstrong whose father took part in the liberation.
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The HBTS stall at the 2016 Mytholmroyd Gala with tombola and twinning information
Flood benefit concert in Warstein by the Royal Logistics Corps
Reaffirmation by Hebden Royd of their charters of twinning with St Pol and Warstein August 2015.
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Warstein's donation to the Junior Band for flood damage is presented.
Initial friendship visit from Paratico (Brescia, Italy).
Deputy Mayor Mariella Smiroldo & Councillor Leda Liborio from Paratico visited Hebden Bridge on the 11th to the 12th October to discuss frienship links such as youth exchanges. Click on the yellow button for a report.
The HBTS New Year Meal 2017
The HBTS 2017 New Year Meal took place on the 29th January at the Rim Nam Restaurant in Hebden Bridge. The Thai food was delicious and we had a lovely time.
Return friendship visit from Hebden Bridge to Paratico
David Parry, Jane Jackson, June Cammack & Eleanor Parry were in Paratico from the 23rd to the 25th April 2016 to continue our discussions on friendship links and as youth exchanges. Click on the yellow button for a report.
Jubilee weekend in Warstein to celebrate 20 years twinning with Hebden Bridge
A wonderful weekend in Warstein to ceebrate 20 years of twinning was complemented by a very special event. Birgit Wullner had arranged for the the band of the Royal Logistics Corps to give a benefit concert to raise money for flood releif in Hebden Royd. They were amazingly versatile and thrilled our German, French and Italian friends while raising €2562 to add to previous donations from our twin towns.
Warstein donates the money raised from the benefit concert with The Band of the Royal Logistics Corps to help the Hebden Bridge Junior Band recover from the damage caused by the floods. Click here to read the press release.