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NOYON VISITS HEXHAM, 26-29 MAY 2023

Our guests from Noyon arrived on Friday 26th May. The weather was superb. On Saturday there was a visit to Beamish Museum in County Durham. Upon return to Hexham, hosts entertained their guests at… Read More >>
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HEXHAM'S PEACE WALK 2023

Hexham Town Council, in partnership with Hexham Town Twinning Association, organised a peace walk on Saturday 11th November 2023. Together with people in our twin towns (Noyon in France and Metzingen… Read More >>
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HEXHAM VISITS METZINGEN, SEPTEMBER 2023

Most members of Hexham Town Twining arrived on Friday 22nd September and stayed with hosts in and around the town. On the first evening there was a civic reception in the town hall, where residents… Read More >>
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PÉTANQUE IN THE PARK, JUNE 2023

An open invitation was extended to all those wishing to take part in the French game of pétanque near the bandstand in the Sele Park. Participants met at 11am and enjoyed pain au chocolat as a… Read More >>
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PEACE WALK IN METZINGEN, NOVEMBER 2022

A SIMULTANEOUS PEACE WALK IN HEXHAM AND METZINGEN The starting point was Metzingen's town hall at 15.00 on 12th November 2022, timed to be exactly at the same time as the Hexham Peace Walk. It was… Read More >>
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REMEMBRANCE IN NOYON, NOVEMBER 2022

"The Armistice came into effect at 11am on 11th November 1918, bringing to an end four terrible years of fighting. The cost to France was immense: 1.4 million dead; 4 million wounded and maimed. Millions… Read More >>
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REMEMBRANCE IN HEXHAM, NOVEMBER 2022

On Sunday 13th November Hexham's Mayor Derek Kennedy mentioned Hexham's twin towns at the Remembrance service at the town's war memorial, saying: "To the people of our twin towns of Noyon, France and… Read More >>
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PEACE WALK, NOVEMBER 2022

Hexham Town Twinning Association, in partnership with Hexham Town Council and Churches Together in Hexham, organised a peace walk on Saturday 12th November 2022, attended by around 120 people.… Read More >>
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GERMAN FILM 'TONI ERDMANN'

Showing in the Forum Cinema Hexham at 19:30 on Thursday 24th March, sponsored by Hexham Town Twinning Association as part of the Tyne Valley Film Festival. Prankster Winfried doesn’t see much of his… Read More >>
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Hexham visits Metzingen in October 2019

A group of nearly 20 people has recently returned from a very successful visit to Hexham’s twin town of Metzingen. Hexham’s German twin is a somewhat larger town of some 22,000 inhabitants, once… Read More >>
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Noyon visits Hexham in June 2019

Well over 100 people of all shapes, sizes and ages dancing together in Hexham Abbey’s Great Hall is something wonderful to behold. When they’re ceilidh-dancing to Hexham’s very own Village Band and… Read More >>
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Metzingen visits Hexham in September 2018

“A wonderful weekend” was the verdict of one of Hexham’s town twinners after hosting Metzingen visitors; “a really positive experience” said another. In all, 16 people of all ages came over to Hexham… Read More >>
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Hexham visits Noyon in May 2018

43 people from Hexham, including the mayor Tom Gillanders, 4 students and members of the Hexham Village Band went by bus to Noyon. The party was taken to spectacular limestone quarries at Montigny… Read More >>