Towns celebrate 25 years of Euro-twinning
MEMBERS of the Huntingdon and Godmanchester s Twinning Association have been celebrating 25 years of unity with twin towns in Europe. The towns two mayors were among a group from Huntingdonshire to mark the silver anniversary with a visit to Szentendre,
MEMBERS of the Huntingdon and Godmanchester's Twinning Association have been celebrating 25 years of unity with twin towns in Europe.
The towns' two mayors were among a group from Huntingdonshire to mark the silver anniversary with a visit to Szentendre, the twin town in Hungary.
The visit also coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian uprising, in which more than 3,000 people died,
Huntingdon Mayor Councillor Jeff Dutton and Mayor of Godmanchester Councillor Richard Butcher spent four days in the Hungarian town of Szentendre, near the capital Budapest
They were joined by representatives from Huntingdon and Godmanchester's other twin towns - Weltheim, in Germany and Salon de Provence, in France, to plant trees in the town's centre.
Speeches were made by Hungarian citizens who lived through
- 1 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 2 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 3 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 4 Meet the Sassy Lassies cycling group encouraging women in Huntingdonshire to ride
- 5 7 of the most beautiful churches in Cambridgeshire
- 6 Police check home of 101-year-old animal rights patron for stolen beagles
- 7 New homes plan for Huntingdonshire village
- 8 Part of The Busway set for weekend closure with diversions near St Ives
- 9 A "determined" Huntingdon man takes on Everest after a double lung transplant
- 10 Site cleared after 'grenade' prompts alarm
the 1956 uprising, recalling their experiences.
Town twinning asssociation member David Brown said: "The trip was a fascinating look at a culture that we knew little about.
"The hospitality we encountered was superb and we were made to feel very welcome. We look forward to welcoming the people of Szentendre for a return visit in the future."
INFORMATION: For more information on twinning, visit www.hgta-online.co.uk or contact secretary David King on 01480 351527.