Legacy of Twinning Exchanges with Bondues and Traunstein in Haywards Heath
Over the years, our twin towns Bondues and Traunstein have made number of commemorative contributions to Haywards Heath. Please consult the legacy list here for more details.
German Library Books from Traunstein
Traunstein and Haywards Heath Libraries exchanged a number of books in 2015 and 2017. You can consult list of German books that you can borrow from Haywards Heath Library here.
Textile Project for the Twinning anniversaries with Traunstein and Bondues
HHTA has celebrated our twinning anniversary together with our twin towns Bondues and Traunstein by creating three wall hangings, one for each town. They were presented on 30th June to the Mayors of Haywards Heath, Bondues and Traunstein, during an Arts and Crafts Exhibition.
This exhibition included artwork from our community and schools, and we are very pleased that primary schools in our twin towns of Bondues and Traunstein participated.
The wall hanging can be seen in the town hall
Bolnore Village Primary School - the children loved the textile work
Haywards Heath Station
Twinning and Schools Mosaics
We are very proud to have created the Twinning Mosaic which commemorates the 175th anniversary of the first train arriving at Haywards Heath Station in 1841. The mosaic is located by the ticket barrier at the station main entrance.
We also sponsored the Schools Mosaic with its theme of Friendship through twinning, which has been installed in the waiting room between platforms three and four (see photos below).
We worked on this major project from the Spring of 2015 to installation in September 2016. We facilitated workshops between local schools and the mosaic artist - Oliver Budd.
The mosaics were unveiled as part of the weekend of celebrations in Haywards Heath on 17th and 18th September 2016.
The mosaics were provided by HHTA through grants from Town, District and County Councils. Donations were also received from both twin towns: Traunstein and Bondues, the British Transport Police and many community donors.
The Twinning Mosaic
The Schools Mosaic
The schools mosaic workshop run by mosaic artist Oliver Budd involved pupils and art teachers from seven local schools. It took place in the Art and Design department of Oathall Community College. The completed Schools Mosaic is now displayed in the Station waiting room on platform 3 and 4.
Oliver Budd explains the art of mosaic making from design to the real thing...
"...this is how you do it..."
West Sussex County Councillor Pete Bradbury admires the Twinning mosaic at the station.
“ what an achievement!” Oliver Budd, Mayor Sujan, Irene Balls, John Sabin, Olivia Kerse Harlands School and happy children
“ isn’t it wonderful? ” Oliver with the completed mosaic