Visit To Bath & Next BBTA Meeting

By on Sep 12, 2022

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At a time of national mourning, it is with regret that the civic visit of Brunswick’s Lord Mayor and colleagues, which was planned for the weekend of 10th – 12th September, has had to be cancelled.  The Lord Mayor has paid tribute to the late Queen in a letter to the Mayor of Bath.  It is hoped that the visit can be re-scheduled for later this year.

One visit which did go ahead, however, was that of some former school pupils of Belfast and Marburg (Kirchhain) who still meet regularly to celebrate their first exchange back in 1966.  We owe this contact to a member of the Cardiff-Stuttgart Association, and members of BBTA and Bath German Society had great pleasure in meeting them and showing them the famous – and some less famous – sights of Bath, giving them a guided tour in English and German.

Online meetings with the DEG continue, most recently to discuss the theme of travelling in poetry.  The book chosen for the next meeting is:  “The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams.  Bookworms are welcome to join us by contacting the secretary of BBTA.

At the end of September Brunswick is hosting a festival “Braunschweig International” celebrating – as the name implies – our twin town’s international links.  We have contributed information about Bath for potential visitors.

Our next meeting takes place on Friday, 16th September, when we hope to make plans for October.