Twinning visit spiced up by evening of funBy Mike Pyle
October 20, 2008
A special relationship with a German town was celebrated with some visitors who took in some traditional English sights and rounded their stay off with a good ol’ British curry.
To commemorate the 35th anniversary of Bracknell’s twinning with Leverkusen, a group of people, young and old, came over from the German industrial town.
During their stay they planted a tree in the grounds of Braybrooke Community Centre in Makepiece Road, Bracknell, had a barn dance, went to Hampton Court Palace in London and took in some classical music at South Hill Park Arts Centre.
The visitors finished their trip with a meal at curry restaurant the Tamarind Tree in Wokingham – owned by Bracknell Forest Council leader Paul Bettison and his wife Jean, who is a Sandhurst Town councillor.
George Bayle, chairman of the Bracknell Twinning Association, said: “The whole trip went splendidly.
"The barn dance was fun – it’s something the Germans weren’t too familiar with. We all made mistakes and it adds to the hilarity of it all!”
Town Mayor Marc Brunel-Walker said: “I’m already looking forward to next year’s trip.”
The visit follows a visit to Leverkusen last month.