German tourists from Nettetal enjoy Fenland twinning experience

10:24 02 July 2014

Families from Fenland and Nettetal had a great time getting to know eachother.

Families from Fenland and Nettetal had a great time getting to know eachother.

Archant

Thirty German tourists spent three days sampling Fen culture during a twinning trip to Fenland.

The group, from the district of Nettetal, had a day out in Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds, including a visit to the National Stud, enjoyed a dinner dance at Childers Sports and Social Club in Whittlesey and tucked into a hog roast at Gorefield community hall.

The visit was organised by Fenland District Council and the Fenland Twinning Association.

Council chairman Ken Mayor, who hosted a reception at Fenland Hall and the dinner-dance, said: “As always, it was a pleasure to welcome our friends from Nettetal.

“I’m delighted we were able to give them a good time and maintain the close links we have built up with them.

“We look forward to meeting up with them again over in Germany in two years’ time.”

Vanessa Langer, who was the guest of Tom and Lesley Kennedy in Manea, said: “We were all very happy to be part of the twinning. It was really great to stay with Tom and Lesley. We had a lot of fun and I felt like I was at home.

“We want to stay in touch and I’m thinking about visiting them again in August. That’s what the twinning is for, isn’t it?”

Mrs Kennedy said: “It was the first time we had been involved in the twinning and it was an absolute pleasure. It’s a lovely idea – strangers getting together and getting on so well – and the whole atmosphere was really nice.”

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Cambs Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Cambs Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Cambs Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Det Sgt Matt Swash arriving at Crown Court

A woman detective constable told a jury that she was “touched up” by a sergeant after their Christmas party.

Nina Burton Anne Brighton Tony Tann at Circle Housing Roddons development March

A housing scheme providing 31 affordable homes in March has been officially opened.

Cambridgeshire Flag competition

Six final designs have been selected for the competition launched this summer.

14:09
Year 7 students with Louise Stanley, Regional human relations manager at Smurfitt Kappa and Mike Fadden with Jason Wing, principal at Neale-Wade, and Sam Mandley, assistant principal.

Students at Neale-Wade Academy will receive mentoring as part of a partnership with a packaging business.

Most read stories

E-edition