Bromley marks 25th anniversary of German town twinning with visit to Winston Churchill’s birthplace

PUBLISHED: 15:43 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 15:55 18 April 2013

Visitors from Neuwied join Bromley residents to celebrate 25 years of twinning.

Visitors from Neuwied join Bromley residents to celebrate 25 years of twinning.


Visitors from the German town of Neuwied joined Bromley residents on a trip to Winston Churchill’s birthplace to mark 25 years of partnership between the two towns.

Members of the Bromley Town Twinning Association (BTTA) took their European friends on the visit to Chartwell, as well as organising a joint performance between choirs from the towns at Langley Park Centre for The Performing Arts.

A civic reception was also held at Bromley Civic Centre for the guests from Neuwied - which sits on the River Rhine in eastern Germany.

BTTA chairman, Peter Brown, said: “We all greatly enjoyed the weekend and hope for many more years of friendship. The Neuwieders enjoyed very much the chance to see the beautiful setting where Churchill lived and to study the details of his life.”

The association will also be aiding Cray Wanderers FC in visiting Neuwied to played a friendly match on Sunday, May 19 against local team FV Engers.

Mr Brown added: “Cray Wanderers hold the distinction of being the second oldest team in the world and Neuwieders are looking forward very much to hosting a club with such a great historical background.”

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