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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.

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.

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