Hands across the water

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MEMBERS of an exchange group are celebrating a 35-year-old partnership.

The Spen Valley-Bergkamen exchange was set up back in 1977 and many friendships have been forged in the years since.

Committee member Marie-France Cain said: “Members of the Spen group have been exchanging visits with their German friends based in Bergkamen, near Dortmund, and this year visited the Regional Parliament in Dusseldorf with MP Rudiger Weiss. It was just one of the many interesting excursions arranged for them.”

The group meets for a social evening on the first Wednesday of each month at the Mirfield Social and Constitutional Club, St Paul’s Road, and have other social evenings and events throughout the year.

Their next meeting is on October 3 at 8pm at the Mirfield Club, with a family Sunday lunch planned for October 21 at Ossett Community Centre.

New members are always welcome. For details on the group call 01924 525786.