North Tyneside Twin Towns Association was established in 1980 to create lasting friendships between the people of North Tyneside and our Twin Towns. Our visits increase our understanding of other cultures and are a lot of fun!
The Association has strong links with three of North Tyneside’s Twin Towns:
- Oer-Erkenschwick – a small town in the Ruhr Valley of Germany.
- Mönchengladbach – a major centre of culture and industry in Germany.
- Halluin – a small friendly town in Northern France situated on the border with Belgium.
Visits to and from these three Twin Towns take place regularly. They are not places that would normally be considered as holiday destinations, but everyone that visits is surprised at the range of activities and the hospitality of the local people. We of course reciprocate when they visit us.
Everyone in the Association is very friendly and sociable, and there is a wide age range.
We are keen to welcome new members – you don’t have to speak a foreign language! Membership is open to anyone in North Tyneside as long as they subscribe to the aims of the Association, namely to promote international friendship and understanding. If anyone is interested in joining, they should get in touch with the Association by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by David Wade