Twinning milestone celebrated between Leamington and Bruhl - The Leamington Observer

Twinning milestone celebrated between Leamington and Bruhl

Leamington Editorial 25th Sep, 2023   0

HALF a century of twinning has been celebrated in Leamington.

Members of the Leamington International Twinning Society marked the 50th anniversary of its twinning with Bruhl in Germany with a trip to the town.

Society members, including the Leamington mayor and mayoress Couns Alan and Sarah Boad, enjoyed an official ceremony at Max Ernst Museum to commemorate the milestone.

The original Memorandum of Understanding and Declaration of Friendship was signed in 1973.

Coun Boad said: “It is now our 50th years’ celebration since Leamington and Bruhl set the seal on our Twinning agreement.

“The impetus for Twinning arose from a desire to forge close bonds between our local communities and I am pleased to see that these continue to strengthen.

“I believe our successful links are sustained – not by charters but with friendship and active citizen participation.

“Bruhl, similar to Leamington, is a fabulous town steeped in history. It has its wonderful UNESCO world heritage sites and palaces to its architectural buildings, sites of culture like the Max Ernst Museum and its wonderful parks.”

The chair of the Leamington International Twinning Society Karen MacQueen said: “This was a superb exchange between our two towns celebrating friendship and mutual understanding that has remained strong for 50 years.

“The society provides a unique way of experiencing another country through staying with host families and receiving guests in your own home.”

For more information about the Twinning Society visit


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