Commemorative tiles mark 35 years of town twinning

Todmorden Town Twinning Association tile, a gift to them from German twin town Bramsche
Todmorden Town Twinning Association tile, a gift to them from German twin town Bramsche

A group of 32 German visitors arrived in the upper Calder Valley as part of a town twinning visit.

Todmorden Town Twinning Association hosted visitors from its link town of Bramsche earlier this month.

During their visit, the party enjoyed trips to the Unitarian Church, Fielden Centre and St Mary’s Church.

To mark 35 years of links between the two towns, organisers from Bramsche presented their Todmorden counterparts with three tiles, each containing a doll’s face, from a toy museum in Teccleburg.

They were given to Mike Woollerton, of Todmorden Toy and Model Museum, and Rob Goldthorpe, of Todmorden Information Centre. Both recipients will display the tiles in their premises, and the third will be displayed in Bramsche Square.

Sue Thornton, chairwoman of Todmorden Town Twinning Association, said: “We held a competition to name the doll on the tile and, after much consideration, decided that the most appropriate name is Todmeena, offered to us by Henrietta Bond.

“Thank you Henrietta, and many thanks to everyone who took the time to suggest all the amazing names.

“It was a wonderful visit.”