King's Lynn/Emmerich Twinning Club

Visit from Emmerich 2006


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Just over 30  twinning club members from Emmerich and a further twenty-odd footballers spent an action packed weekend in King's Lynn at the end of May.  The group were accompanied by the Emmerich Civics Officer, Ludger Heyming, and his wife, and the popular local music group A Capillo.

The group performed at a concert hosted by the Mayor, Ann Clery-Fox, on their first evening in King's Lynn and were a huge success.   This was repeated when they performed the following evening at the pre-run pasta party held at Lynnsport, which saw some eighty people sit down to enjoy a meal prepared by the Flying Chef.   Those with  the largest appetites were probably the members of the football teams from King's Lynn, Emmerich and the Czech towns of Jicin and Mlada Boleslav, who had taken part in friendly matches during the afternoon.  Although the King's Lynn Football Club were generous in their hospitality during the weekend, the team gave no quarter when it came to the competition and King's Lynn emerged as the easy victors.

On Sunday a number of members witnessed the opening of the new town centre by the Mayor and the inaugural 10k Great East Anglia run, and enjoyed the festivities of the Lions' Fun Day in the Walks.  Despite some unseasonally cool weather, sixty people attended and enjoyed a barbecue in Jonathan and Penny Dossetor's garden later in the day, where the highlight was an impromptu performance by A Capillo.  The Emmerich club presented the Lynn club with some t-shirts with the Emmerich and King's Lynn logos.  These were later distributed to members of the Committee, and it was understood that further supplies could be purchased through the Emmerich club. Back row l-r: Theresa Brandon, Penny Dossetor, Ernie Foreman, Ann foreman, Mike Humphrey, Bryan Harrison, Stuart Rankin; front Row l-r: Irma Farrow, Andy Tyler, Viv Harris

 Some members of the Committee sporting their T shirts.

All too soon it was Monday and departure day.  Our indefatigable events organiser, Paul Brandon, in conjunction with chairman, Andy Tyler, had arranged a special showing of the video made to celebrate Lynn's 800th anniversary, in which the activities of the Club, including some members from Emmerich, featured quite prominently.  This was followed by a buffet lunch at the Globe and then it was time to wave the guests off (in the rain!) in the coach taking them to Stansted.  

It had all been rather different from the normal way in which the Club entertains its Emmerich visitors, but they appeared to appreciate the variety of activities on offer and the weekend was deemed a success.





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