The Kenilworth Twinning Association was founded in 1982 to foster links, mainly on a personal level, between Kenilworth and its twin towns. This is done mainly by exchange visits between the towns, lasting about four or five days. Members of the visiting groups stay with families in the town, and a number of lasting friendships have been made that way. Some communal excursions, meals and cultural activities are laid on to add to the enjoyment of the visit. Participants pay for their own travel, plus a “subvention” of about £30, but otherwise it’s all free for the visitors.
Our Twin Towns are:
Bourg-la-Reine, which is a pleasant suburb in the Paris conurbation and is well positioned for visits to central Paris, and for other places of historic interest such as Fontainebleau or Versailles. More information can be found on www.bourg-la-reine.fr.
Eppstein, which nestles in the foothills of the Taunus mountains, being about 25 km from Frankfurt. Like Kenilworth it has a ruined castle which is used for outdoor events when we visit. The valley of the Rhine and several historic towns are within easy visiting distance. More information can be found on www.eppstein.de
Roccalumera, which is a small town on the east coast of Sicily. (technically a town with which we have a friendship link rather than a twinning). Sicily not only has a beautiful landscape but is steeped in historical heritage and interesting buildings. See www.comune.roccalumera.me.it.
Visits to Bourg-la-Reine and Roccalumera are usually every other year, with a visit from them to Kenilworth taking place in between. Visits to and from Eppstein are slightly less frequent. In between visits KTA organises a number of social events for its members (meals, skittles evenings, etc), at which funds are also raised – the Association is not funded by the town council.
We feel that, in the post-Brexit-referendum world, twinning with other European towns is more important than ever and we welcome new members to our association. Contact –
Sheila Skinner – chairman.