German tourists from Nettetal enjoy Fenland twinning experience

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. - Credit: 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.


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“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.

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“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.”

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