After more than two years it was a great pleasure to welcome our first Brunswick guests in person last week. Paul and Ulla were here on a private visit, but will return at the end of April with a group of 17 friends from Brunswick. Their programme will include some formal meetings with the Mayor of Bath and tourism, but there will be plenty of opportunity for informal contacts and hospitality, and we hope our members will join us in making this a memorable visit.
BBTA also held its regular committee meeting on 25th March when we were pleased to welcome some new members. Various plans for the coming year were discussed, but it seems that April will be a busy month. Apart from the above visit, some of us who enjoy German humour will see Henning Wehn at the Forum on 9th April. Later in the month on 21st April, Bath German Society is holding a Twinning Evening at the BRLSI, which will be an opportunity for representatives of Bath’s Twinning and Friendship Associations to talk to a general public about our work. On the 27th April, the 51st anniversary of our formal links with Brunswick, the Mayor will re-dedicate the Brunswick Garden in the Parade Gardens. Our thanks go to Matt and the staff of the Parks Department, who have made this possible.
We were very saddened to hear of the sudden death of George Odam on 15th March. A tribute to him and his engagement with twinning will appear in our next newsletter.