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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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Other events

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Midgley Fete 2017

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.

Blackshawhead Fete 2017

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.

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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.

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Jubilee weekend in Warstein to celebrate 20 years twinning with Hebden Bridge

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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.

An epic day at Blackshaw Head Fete on September 3rd 2016 was saturated with rain but full of the best of spirits.

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.

Twinning visit to St Pol May 25th to May 28th

We set off for St Pol by coach from Hebden Bridge on a beautiful day in May and the sunshine seemed to continue all the way! New and old members alike made new friends and enjoyed their time with French hosts. Click here for more information on the trip!

A slightly damp day on June 10th 2017 did not dampen our spirits at the 2017 Midgley Fete. We raised £90 and welcomed Mayor Pat Fraser to our stall in the course of the day.

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Calder High students teach English at a summer camp in Paratico

Our first cultural exchange with Paratico took place from the 28th August to the 8th September 2017. HBTS President David Parry with Chloe Rowntree and Erin Yates from Calder High assisted at the summer camp. The girls stayed with local families and played a key role in the teaching. Click here for more information.

HBTS gig from 20:30 at the Trades Club on the 2nd March 2018

Zefr headed the bill supported by Terry Logan with Chris Manley plus The Creedy and the Colour. Click here for the flyer.   Because of the snow not everyone made it to the event, but we certainly appreciated those who did!

Informal visit from St Pol on the 3rd to the 6th May.

We had a splendid time with all our friends from St Pol on their visit - many thanks to all our hosts! The progamme seemed to go down very well, with a particularly enjoyable social on the Saturday evening. Click here for the Press Release on the visit.