Town Twinning enables people from usually neighbouring countries to exchange regular visits. Members stay in each others homes, experience each others way of life, and lasting friendships are formed between families and individuals.
Todmorden Town Twinning Association (TTTA) helps by organising the group travel arrangements, introducing Todmorden people to their hosts in our two twin towns, Bramsche western Germany and Roncq northern France, and by arranging accommodation, events and entertainment for visiting groups to Todmorden.
Formed in 1978, the TTTA continues to successfully exchange annual visits with groups of between 30 and 60 people, making us the envy of Calderdale, as well as many much larger towns and cities elsewhere. Our continued success depends on attracting new people to join, especially younger families, who live in or around the Todmorden area. We also encourage local organisations to take part, such as football teams, music groups, Judo and Tennis clubs, etc.
We prefer members to go on trips to either Bramsche or Roncq (or both!), as well as be hosts for visitors when they come here. Don't worry if you are unable to accommodate visitors, you can easily help out in other ways. We are as flexible as possible, aiming to successfully "twin" people together according to age and interests, as well as accommodate those who may want a different host next time.
To encourage young families, children 14 or under travel for 50 per cent of the full price. Youngsters not with their own families, up to and including 15 years of age, will only be allowed to travel providing a named adult on the trip accepts full responsibility.
TTTA is made up of an elected Chairman, a Management Committee and social sub-committee who work together for both Bramsche and Roncq. There is a secretary for Bramsche, and a Secretary for Roncq, and an AGM usually held in February for the election of officers. TTTA is bound by a written constitution.
Why not get involved?
Applications for membership are invited from all who live in Todmorden, or, within reason, the surrounding area, and any organisation or body based in the Town.