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Swaffham Town Council

Swaffham Twinning Assoc

Swaffham Town Council Swaffham Twinning Assoc

Swaffham Twinning Association's aim is to encourage communication and to foster friendships and understanding between the people of Swaffham and it's twinned towns of Couhé in France and Henmoor in Germany.

Twinning in Swaffham started when the Mayors of Swaffham and Couhé-Verac in France signed a twinning agreement in August 1967. Two months later, on October 1967, the Burgermeister of Henmoor signed a twinning agreement with the mayor of Couhé to twin their towns. The following year, in June 1968, a three way twinning partnership was set up when the Mayors of each of the towns of Swaffham, Couhé and Henmoor signed documents to link the three towns together

Since that time civic ceremonies have been held  in rotation in one of the three towns every two years to reaffirm the principles of twinning and bonds of friendship put in place in 1968.

Civic occasions take place over a weekend and are usually marked by a formal ceremony on the Saturday in which the Mayors of each town renew the promises made all those years ago.In the evening there is a dinner, hosted by the town, followed by dancing and socialising into the small hours.  Trips to local places of interest are arranged and host families also take their guests out and about on private visits.

The next visit is planned for the weekend of 23rd – 26th September here in Swaffham. For more information about the weekend and programme of events, including the Summer BBQ on 16th July then visit the website: http://swaffhamtwinningassociation.weebly.com/