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Schools’ exchanges: The 2018 exchange between the Judd School and the Adolf Reichwein Gymnasium will also include work experience students. The German students will be in Tonbridge from 20–28 April.

The link between the Slade School and the Matthias-Claudius-Schule in Rembrücken continues to develop.

The Haysden Volunteer Group is planning to turn the Heusenstamm Friendship Wood into a bluebell wood by planting 1000s of native bluebell bulbs in the autumn. The Circle has contributed to this project by providing funding for 2000 bulbs, in the hope that it will encourage more people to visit.

The flower border around the Heusenstamm Relic near Tonbridge Castle is creating a lot of interest from passersby. The Relic, a stone from the old castle in Heusenstamm, was presented to Tonbridge in 1994 on the 10th anniversary of the twinning link. After an initial consultation between Alison Marsden, of Gardening by Design, Debi Simpson of Tonbridge Community Gardeners (TCG) and Eileen Best and Suzannah Niklas of HFC, the garden was laid out and planted by members of TCG, together with pupils of Sevenoaks School’s Voluntary Service Unit and members of HFC. It is now being maintained by local volunteers, including the landlady of The Chequers Inn, Roz. We recently received a donation from the Tonbridge Lions for its upkeep. To see photos of the progress of the border, click here . This gallery will be updated regularly.

Dates for your diary:

18 July 2018: Summer Outing, venue to be announced at the AGM.

9 September 2018: Tonbridge Farmers’ Market - We shall once again have a stall to provide publicity and information about twinning to the people of Tonbridge, during the busy Heritage weekend.

June 2020: the next joint holiday will be in 2020, in the Isle of Wight. Arrangements are already progressing, so watch this space for more information in due course.

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13 March 2018

AGM and Dinner 2018

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24 February 2018

New Year's Social 2018

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9 December 2017

Nikolausmarkt 2017

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24 November 2017

Nikolausabend 2017

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19 July 2017

Summer Outing to Down House 2017

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