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Brighouse residents swap the town for a trip to its German twin

Brighouse Ludenscheid Society visit to German town

Brighouse residents and Ludenscheid members at the town twinning welcome evening

Residents swapped Brighouse for its twin town.

Twelve members of the Brighouse Ludenscheid Society paid a visit to the German town that has been linked with Brighouse since the 1950s.

Stuart Black was one of the Society members attending and he said: “The Brighouse Children’s Theatre started the connection in the 50s and it’s gone on from there.

“We have visits each year and they are such friendly and welcoming people and I feel really at home when I visit. I call Ludenscheid my second home.”

The Ludenscheid folk organised a series of activities for their Brighouse guests which included a welcome dinner, a church service, a visit to a cave at Iserlohn and a civic reception at Ludenscheid Town Hall.

There was also time to fit in a trip to a brewery in Krombacher brewery, a local Siku model car exhibition and a day trip to Frankfurt before a farewell party.

Stuart added: “It’s a lovely place, there’s lots of wide, open spaces and we’re thankful for the warm welcome.” Ludenscheid residents will be visiting Brighouse next year.


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