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Added on: 7th September, 2010


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Tue, 7 September 2010

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At the end of August a group of 34 carnivalists from Bromley’s twinned town of Neuwied visited Bromley. The group was joined by six members of the Neuwied-Bromley twinning association, the Neuwied-Bromley Freundeskreis. The visit had been organised by past President of Neuwied Carnival Association, Herr Jo Hofmann and the Chair of the Neuwied-Bromley Freundeskreis, Frau Inge Gutler. The group was invited to Bromley Civic Centre where the Mayor, Councillor George Taylor, speaking in German, extended a warm welcome. The Deputy Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ruth Bennett, who is a member of the Bromley Town Twinning Association, was also present.

The main focus of the weekend visit was the participation in carnival on the Isle of Sheppey at Sheerness. David Noble, member of Bromley Town Twinning Association said: “Carnival is just one way of forming friendships through town twinning and we have found it to be highly successful.” The group also spent time shopping in Bromley and taking a river boat trip from Greenwich to Westminster to see the popular London tourist attractions, with Association members acting as tour guides.

On Friday 15th October German pastry entrepreneur Gerhard Jenne will give the Association’s annual public lecture at the United Reform Church in Widmore Road. Gerhard Jenne is a master German pastry cook and is the owner of the Konditor & Cook cake and pastry shop chain in London ( The evening commences at 7.30pm. Admission is free, subject to space availability, but donations are invited. Further information on this event available from its Chairman, Peter Brown on 01689 851605 or email .

Bromley has been twinned with Neuwied since 1987. The town is situated on The Rhine, close to Bonn and Koblenz. Membership of Bromley Town Twinning Association is open to individuals, families, organisations, companies and businesses in or related to the Borough who wish to enjoy the potential benefits of Bromley’s twinning with Neuwied or who simply wish to subscribe to the Association’s aims. Information about joining the Association can be obtained from BTTA’s Membership Secretary, Ralph Skelton on 020 8290 5547 or email .

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