8th July 2019 Posted in Community News
17 residents from our twin town of Leverkusen arrived in Bracknell on 27th June for a culture filled visit whilst staying with local host families. The 46th exchange visit was organised and funded by Bracknell Twinning Association and the visitors themselves, and they managed to squeeze in a lot of activities over the 5 day trip.
On Friday 28th June the guests had a tour of the new town centre in Bracknell followed by tea and cake with the new Town Mayor Cllr Isabel Mattick in the Council Chamber. They visited Jealott’s Hill land share and attended an international quiz night at the new Great Hollands pavilion organised by the Twinning Association.
On Saturday 29th June there was a visit to Blenheim Palace and a detour to Oxford where the town was explored and some of the visitors wandered around the Ashmolean Museum.
The Leverkusen guests visited Hampton Court Palace on Sunday 30th June with a meal at the local Koh-i-Noor restaurant in Bracknell with their host families.
The last full day of the visit included a very informative guided tour of the Houses of Parliament and a relaxing 3 hour boat trip along the Thames.
Along with the amazing sunny weather, old friendships between residents in Bracknell and Leverkusen were renewed and new relationships blossomed. The Twinning relationship between the two towns is very strong and Bracknell residents will be returning to Leverkusen next June for the 47th exchange visit.