Exmouth Twinning Association welcomes German guests

PUBLISHED: 12:30 12 June 2016

Exmouth Twinning Association welcomed visitors from twin town Langerwehe this week. Chairman of the group Eileen Beech is pictured with Herbert Fahnrich chairman of the Langerwehe group, Tim Dumper chairman of the Langerwehe sub committee, Exmouth Mayor Brian Cole with his wife Beryl and Nigel Snowshall from the Exmouth Beach Rescue Club whose organisation received a donation from the visitors. The welcome recetion was held at the Exe Sailing Club over looking the estuary. Ref exe 21-16SH 6631. Picture: Simon Horn.

Exmouth Twinning Association welcomed visitors from twin town Langerwehe this week. Chairman of the group Eileen Beech is pictured with Herbert Fahnrich chairman of the Langerwehe group, Tim Dumper chairman of the Langerwehe sub committee, Exmouth Mayor Brian Cole with his wife Beryl and Nigel Snowshall from the Exmouth Beach Rescue Club whose organisation received a donation from the visitors. The welcome recetion was held at the Exe Sailing Club over looking the estuary. Ref exe 21-16SH 6631. Picture: Simon Horn.

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Guests from Germany have enjoyed hospitality in Exmouth during the latest visit organised by the town’s twinning association.

A party of 30 from the town of Langerwehe – one of Exmouth’s two twin towns, along with Dinan in France – stayed for four nights.

The group was welcomed at a civic reception at Exe Sailing Club, and during their visit activities included a trip up the River Exe and along the Jurassic Coast with Stuart Line Cruises, and a visit to historic and modern sights in Exeter.

Langerwehe has been twinned with Exmouth since 1985, and visits are held in alternate years, with an Exmouth group due to head to Germany in 2017.

The next visit to Dinan will also be held later this year.

Tim Dumper, chairman of the Exmouth Twinning Association’s Langerwehe sub-committee, said: “The weather helped us greatly. We had a brilliant time, and everybody said goodbye on the final day in great spirits.”

Tim said that the civic reception had seen representatives of both Exmouth and Langerwehe expressing their hope that the UK would vote to remain in the EU later this month.

He said: “We think our twinning and other twinnings show the genuine friendship between different towns and families in Europe.”

The twinning association’s visits operate by pairing up individual families to host each other.

For information about getting involved with twinning, call Tim on 01395 276635.

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