Harpenden celebrates 50 years of town twinning

Friends of Alzey at 50th anniversary celebration

Friends of Alzey at 50th anniversary celebration - Credit: Archant

HALF a century of town twinning has been celebrated by a 36-strong party from Harpenden including Town Mayor, Cllr Rosemary Farmer.

The Friends of Alzey travelled to the German twin town Alzey for a weekend of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the link. Alzey was also celebrating 40 years of twinning with its French counterpart Josselin.

A formal dinner with musical and film entertainment was followed by Cllr Farmer and the Deputy Mayor of Josselin unveiling a special signpost in the square outside the StadtHalle pointing to the two towns.

The weekend included a trip to a winery and a three-day conference on climate protection with visits to a wind farm and solar power facility.

The Mayor of Alzey, Christoph Burkhard, presented the Friends with a medal in honour of their contribution to relations between the two towns. As usual, the visitors stayed with host families.


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John Lough, chairman of the Friends of Alzey, praised the efforts of the German organisers: “We had a fantastic time, It was a privilege to be part of these celebrations that were a reminder of the strong relations with Alzey that have been built up over the years.

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