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grimwig
157049.  Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:29 am Reply with quote

Interesting; and no I don't know any Cypriot link; I do know that Bedford itself has one of the most diverse ethnic cultures in the country, hence links with Germany, Italy and Poland I think.

 
BondiTram
157189.  Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:44 pm Reply with quote

grimwig wrote:
Interesting; and no I don't know any Cypriot link; I do know that Bedford itself has one of the most diverse ethnic cultures in the country, hence links with Germany, Italy and Poland I think.


Indeed. When the world was much younger I used to lodge with a family in Bedford. Father Polish, spoke some English but hardly any Italian. Mother Italian, spoke some English but hardly any Polish. 3 kids totally fluent in all three and are probably working at the UN as we speak as instantaneous translaters. :-)

 
themoog
157265.  Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:48 am Reply with quote

The tiny (and it is very small) hamlet of Whitwell in Rutland is twinned with Paris - The Paris, in France - sort of, although Paris might not realise it. See here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitwell,_Rutland

 
eggshaped
214000.  Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:58 am Reply with quote

Has anyone got a source for the Hague-Suriname twinning?

 
Hans Mof
214013.  Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:21 am Reply with quote

Translated fromDutch

Quote:
On 14 December 2002, the city council of The Hague and the gouvernment of Suriname have agreed on a co-operation accord. Aim of this accord is the development of activities to assist the exchange in the areas of knowledge, art, culture and sport. In adddition schools and welfare organisations are stimulated to collaborate.


http://www.denhaag.nl/smartsite.html?id=7641
official city's website

 
smiley_face
214016.  Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:23 am Reply with quote

A Google search of "hague suriname twinned" brings up this webpage. :-P

This gives the following:

Quote:
De leerlingen van groep zeven van de Petrus Dondersschool doen dit jaar mee met het Twinning Project. Aan dit project werken veertien Surinaamse en veertien Haagse scholen mee.

Twinning richt zich op het stimuleren van informatie-uitwisseling tussen Suriname en Nederland en wil een impuls geven aan ICT-onderwijs. Leerlingen maken met elkaar een Twinningkrant, die onder meer wordt gepubliceerd op de Haagse Onderwijs Portal.

That seems to mention Suriname and the Netherlands, and also mentions the Hague in a couple of places, as well as twinning, but I could be getting entirely the wrong end of the stick. Mr. Mof should be around to translate though.

 
smiley_face
214018.  Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:24 am Reply with quote

Oh well, it would appear that Mr. Mof beat me to it. :-(

 
Hans Mof
214023.  Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:27 am Reply with quote

smiley_face's text refers to a school project. 14 Suriname and 14 Hague schools are working on a twinning-news paper.

 
Tas
214028.  Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:36 am Reply with quote

I think our esteemed Mr S. Fry should endorse www.twinning.org.uk. 'twould be most amusing.

:-)

Tas

 
smiley_face
214029.  Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:46 am Reply with quote

Hans Mof wrote:
smiley_face's text refers to a school project. 14 Suriname and 14 Hague schools are working on a twinning-news paper.

Oh. :-(

 
eggshaped
214043.  Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:18 am Reply with quote

Many thanks both. Honestly, it amazes me how quick some of the members of this site are.

 
hmloyal.com
333359.  Fri May 09, 2008 11:01 am Reply with quote

It would appear nobody has been twinned with Grimsby! :D

 
suze
333368.  Fri May 09, 2008 11:32 am Reply with quote

Au contraire!

According to the Wiki page for Grimsby, it is twinned with Bremerhaven in Germany, Dieppe in France, Tromsų in Norway and - slightly more improbably - Banjul in The Gambia.

 
AlmondFacialBar
333461.  Fri May 09, 2008 4:55 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Au contraire!

According to the Wiki page for Grimsby, it is twinned with Bremerhaven in Germany, Dieppe in France, Tromsų in Norway and - slightly more improbably - Banjul in The Gambia.


thanks for flying the flag in my absence! ;-) my brother actually was on student exchange in grimsby in the early seventies. it's also got its own street in bremerhaven, grimsbystrasse, which leads from the city centre to the motorway and passes such glamorous sights as the bus depot, the fire department and the waste incinerator... *rolls eyes*

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Jenny
333730.  Sat May 10, 2008 3:03 pm Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
it's also got its own street in bremerhaven, grimsbystrasse, which leads from the city centre to the motorway and passes such glamorous sights as the bus depot, the fire department and the waste incinerator... *rolls eyes*

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


Grimsbystrasse was obviously named by someone who had been to Grimsby then...

But of course I speak as a Hullensian from the other side of the river.

 

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