Musical Evening with Support of Haywards Heath Town Council
This was a truly international musical evening with the support of Haywards Heath Town Council. The Anything Goes duo provided fabulous entertainment with a mix of English, French and German popular songs. It was wonderful that so many of our friends from Bondues and Taunstein came over to Haywards Heath and shared the evening with us.
Traunstein's Twinning Anniversary
A large group travelled from Haywards Heath to Traunstein and were looked after exceptionally well by our friends. A spectacular event!
Bondues Jumelage (Twinning) AGM
Members of Haywards Heath Twinning experienced the customary warm welcome from our friends in Bondues during their AGM weekend at the start of February. An interesting programme of activities was enjoyed. This photo was taken during the visit to the Carrière Wellington
in Arras, which is a network of tunnels dug under the city by New Zealand troops during the First World War.
The Christmas party took place again with drinks and canapes and traditional fare; carols were sung in German and French and English and live jazz was played by host Mike Lavelle. We were joined by visitors from Traunstein’s Freundschaftsclub who brought delicious Stollen from Traunstein’s excellent bakery.
Twinning Celebration in Bondues
Twinning members enjoyed a marvellous weekend of festivities in Bondues, celebrating 20 years of close twinning friendships including the inauguration of of the Square d'Haywards Heath. Our friends in Bondues were fabulous hosts and as usual provided superb food and entertainment.
Haywards Heath Town Day
What a fantastic day we had at Town Day in Victoria Park. Café Bonstein, HHTA's pop up continental style Café, was a great hit with the public. There was scarcely a crumb of Apfelstrudel or solitary coffee bean left behind at the end of the day. Customers were impressed by the delicious home baked cakes and thanked the young student linguists from Oathall College who had served them with charm and smiles.
Celebrating out Twinning Anniversaries
HHTA celebrated 25 and 20 years respectively of twinning with Traunstein in Germany and Bondues in France. Celebrations included a gala dinner with the mayors of all three twinning towns in Borde Hill.
To mark these anniversaries we set up a community project to create three textile wall hangings, one for each Town Hall; the theme was ‘Friendship’. Several schools in Haywards Heath contributed to the project and created their own 'friendship' designs celebrating connections with Traunstein and Bondues.