Friendship is at twinning's heart

PUBLISHED: 15:06 09 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:46 10 June 2010

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9: EXMOUTH Twinning Association has just said auf wiedersehen" to their Teutonic friends from the town's German twin of Langerwehe. Over three full days, the programme included a dinner at the Pavilion, a civic reception at the Town Hall, and an all-day v

EXMOUTH Twinning Association has just said "auf wiedersehen" to their Teutonic friends from the town's German twin of Langerwehe. Over three full days, the programme included a dinner at the Pavilion, a civic reception at the Town Hall, and an all-day visit to Totnes. The dinner was provided by the Exmouth Shantymen, recently returned from their own trip to Langerwehe, and the entertainment was in the shape of a magic act at the table from Anthony Laye. The visit included a stop at Buckfast Abbey, and steam train ride on the South Devon Railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. Secretary Geoff Beech said that the heart of twinning is the friendships formed between people and families - and regularly twinners extend their visits, or pay special visits to their friends. "The Twinning Association is always looking for new members, of any age or background, single or families," he said."Members take part in our German twinning, or that between Exmouth and Dinan, in Brittany - or both!"Members host their "twins" in their own homes one year, and then travel to the twin town to stay with them the next.If you are interested in joining, or finding out a bit more, please contact Geoff Beech, on: (01395) 264043.

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