KIRKLEES / KREIS UNNA TWINNING.

DEWSBURY SWIMMERS / TURA BERGKAMEN VISIT 2002.


Saturday 12.10.2002.

Guests arrived in Dewsbury at approx 19:45. Some amendments made to the prepared accommodation list due to requests by visiting girls, paired with companions on the coach. Eventually host families and guests were paired off and departed for home, refreshments and a good nights sleep.

Sunday 13.10.2002.

"Get to know your guest day." Adult Guests and host families met in Batley. To visit local retail outlets and then to the Plough Inn, Mirfield for lunch.
Younger visitors accompanied host families to other venues of interest. At 16:40. The groups met at  Dewsbury sports Centre   for a fun swim with inflatable pool equipment etc. Sunday evening, a welcome disco was held at  Shawcross Boys Club. 

Monday 14.10.2002.

Visit to  Magna Science Adventure Centre,  Rotherham followed by a visit to  Meadowhall Shopping Centre.  Evening entertainment provided by host families.

Tuesday 15.10.2002.

Full day outing to  Flamingoland Theme Park  and Zoo. Despite a depressing weather forecast, the day remained mostly fine and the youngsters enjoyed the day. Visited McArthur Glen Outlet Centre, York on the return journey. Evening entertainment provided by host families.

Wednesday 16.10.2002.

Visit to    The Deep Hull.  Then a lunchtime meal for all at   Ye Olde White Harte Inn.  Then Two/three hours to explore Hull Centre before spending the evening at   Hull fair.  Back to Dewsbury for 21:30.

Thursday 17.10.2002.

Visit to the   Royal Armouries. Royal Armouries, Leeds followed by 10 pin bowling at the   Hollywood Bowl  and a light snack for all. With some three hours to go before the swimming Gala at Dewsbury, called in at the White Rose Shopping Centre on the way back to Dewsbury.
In the evening, the annual inter-club swimming competition was won by Bergkamen. The day was rounded off at the Cracken Edge Inn, who kindly provided refreshments.

Friday 18.10.2002.

Day outing to Lincoln, once again the weather was kind and a good day was enjoyed by all. In the evening farewell disco was held at Shaw Cross Boys Club where the Deputy Mayor of Kirklees and her Consort presented the various trophies and addressed the gathering, expressing the hope that all present had enjoyed visit and noting that it was the 21st exchange.

Saturday 19.10.2002.

Early departure of guests, smiles, hugs and tears before the coach departed at 5.00am.

Once again the visit was thoroughly enjoyed by all - here's to the next time!

Our thanks to Kirklees M.C and Officers for help and financial assistance.

Hon. Sec. Dewsbury / Tura Bergkamen Exchange.

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