Burgh’s new twinning prospect

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CULTURAL ties linking Burgh le Marsh with new European partners in Hungary have been proposed as an exciting new opportunity to broaden horizons, develop understanding and create new friendships.

Authorities in Hangony, north Hungary, have expressed their wish to establish twinning relations with the town as part of the emerging ‘transnational network’, developing links across the continent.

Chairman of Burgh le Marsh Twinning Association Neil Cooper has invited interested parties to attend the Methodist Chapel, Jacksons Lane, at 10am this Saturday to discuss the prospect.

He said: “It’s all about forging links to create a better understanding of other cultures and possibly develop some economic growth.

“In my experience of twinning visits, your foreign hosts tend to go the extra mile to entertain you, to educate you and to show off their culture.

“I think people come away from such trips with a much better understanding of that country and its people than you get from holidays, which can be a rather sterile environment.”

Mr Cooper, who has visited the Hungarian town as a Lincolnshire County Councillor, believes the region’s natural beauty and residents’ cultural values will make for an enlightening and enjoyable exchange.

He said: “There are many similarities to what the UK was like 40 years ago, in that old values and traditions are still cherished, which we have lost a bit over here.

“It’s also an immensely beautiful region filled with incredible wildlife, including red deer and wild boar.”

If you are interested in the twinning relationship but cannot attend the meeting contact Mr Cooper on 01754 810131.