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East Friesland

Bradford on Avon




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Bradford on Avon

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Bradford-Norden German Twinning Origins

The seeds for Bradford on Avon’s first Town Twinning partnership were sown in 1967, when our town Rowing Club made a pioneering visit to East Friesland to compete in Norden with sportsmen from their WSV (Water Sports Association), as well as a Frisian team from Leer. Friendships blossomed rapidly, with a return visit of Norden canoeists to Bradford on Avon the following year. Both of the Town Councils wanted to benefit from this growing momentum, so a formal Twinning Charter was signed in Norden Town Hall on 11th August 1969.

Image 2 for Bradford on Avon In Norden strong links have between retained between the German Twinning Association and the Water Sports Club, which is a popular venue for social events.

Every August a Charter Lunch is organised by Bradford on Avon German Twinning, to commemorate the inauguration of this twinning link.