aims to bring together those who are interested in twinning, to encourage people to take part in visits to Heusenstamm and to receive visitors from Germany: to help and advise those who wish to make private visits, and to meet socially.
Tonbridge & Malling has been twinned with Heusenstamm since 1984 and there are established links between many local groups with their opposite number in Heusenstamm, among them the Tonbridge Philharmonic Society, Oast Theatre Club, Old Juddian Rugby Club, Table Tennis Club, and the Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Concert Band.
Annual exchanges are also made by boys from the Judd School and, until recently, by girls from Tonbridge Grammar School. Exchanges have also taken place between the Hayesbrook School and the Realschule.
A link has been established between the Slade Primary School and the Matthias–Claudius–Schule.
Regular visits are made to enjoy music, sports, drama and other joint activities. On such occasions visitors stay in the homes of their hosts, and many enduring friendships have been made in this way.
The twinning link will be unaffected by the UK's decision to leave the EU.
Tonbridge Lions Club generously donated £500 for the upkeep of the Bannturm Relic garden near the Castle. With this donation the memorial will be kept looking smart and well planted for the immediate future. The cheque was presented by Lions President Bob Bartlett, accompanied by his wife Jan. Please click here to see the photo of this event.
The Annual Dinner and AGM took place recently. Please click here for a report.
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