Mayhew lecture
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The Bromley Youth Music Trust perform a Spring Festival Concert, top left, in Neuwied under their Musical Director Michael Purton, above. Left, the appreciative audience with the Mayor of Bromley, George Taylor (2010-2011), and Oberbürgermeister Nikolaus Roth. BYMT are regular visitors to Neuwied but this was the first time they had gone as a full symphony orchestra. Pictures: Marcus Dietz, Neuwieder Rundschau


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Pictures of a year in town twinning

The year 2011







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Our Neuwied visitors on their biennial visit to Bromley in September 2011 were welcomed by the Mayor, Councillor David McBride, at the Civic Centre



Freddie Winter










Mayor's goodbye
Centre, Susan and Brian Taylor with, right, Fredi Winter, Neuwied Member of the Rhineland-Pfalz State Parliament, and, left, association member Maria-Esther Wilkinson. Honorary life membership of the BTTA was granted during the year to the Taylors for their work over many years






Olympic site
Left, Neuwied's Dieter Ehlen at the Bromley Civic Centre welcome sign. Above, the Neuwied party visit the Olympic site













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Newstead debut
School picnic
Newstead singers
Gute Fahrt


AGM visitors

Website demon
Two visitors from the Freundeskreis Neuwied-Bromley came to our 2011 Annual General Meeting. Friedhelm Ernerth (centre) and Jürgen Gelking (left) are pictured
Our website was officially launched on June 5 by our two mayors, the Mayor of Bromley, Councillor David McBride (left), and Neuwied's Oberbürgermeister Nikolaus Roth (centre) at Bromley Civic Centre. Herr Roth made a special visit to Bromley to take part in the ceremony. Association chairman Peter Brown demonstrates the site
with our secretary Helen Gibbons
Members of our association made a trip in May to Berlin. They are pictured, left, in the garden of Schloss Cecilienhof. One of the highlights was a visit to the German Parliament, the Bundestag, arranged by Neuwied MP Sabine Bätzing. Right, the party at a seminar at the Bundestag
Berlin visit
Above, the debut of Orpington's Newstead Singers in Neuwied after the successful visit of the Wiedperlen ladies choir to Petts Wood in 2009 to perform with the Newstead Singers. Pictured, left to right, Inge Gütler, Chairwoman of Freundeskreis Neuwied-Bromley, Graham Cooper, Lesley Cooper (leader and conductor of The Newstead Singers), Friedhelm Ernerth (Freundeskreis Neuwied-Bromley), Inge Alsdorf (Wiedperlen Ladies Choir leader), Oberbürgermeister Nikolaus Roth
The association's 2011 Annual Lecture was given by Professor Alan Mayhew from the Sussex European Institute of the University of Sussex. His subject was Understanding Germany and the Germans. Over 60 people attended the event at Bromley Baptist Church
Music audience
Children from Warren Road Primary school in Orpington enjoyed a five-day stay with their Neuwied partner school Grundschule an der Wied. Left, making the most of the picnic weather. Above, the German children display a Good Journey sign as the visit comes to an end
Berlin two
Morris men
Ravensbourne Morris Men received a warm welcome when they performed in Neuwied's Deichstadtfest (Dyke Town Festival) in July – "enjoying the occasional beer and cake between our dancing sessions," they reported.