This year was the 16th. Visit from TuRa Bergkamen to the Dewsbury Dolphins Swimmers. Over the past 32 years.

Saturday 04.10.2014.

Guests arrived in Dewsbury at approx 20.30pm. Eventually host families and guests were paired off and departed for home, refreshments and a good night's sleep.

Sunday 05.10.2014.

"Get to know your guest day." Adult Guests and host families met The Swan & Sygnet, Wakefield   First a walk round Pugneys   With meal at the  The Swan & Sygnet Restaurant  on Denby Dale Road Wakefield. Younger visitors accompanied host families to other venues of interest. Sunday evening, a welcome disco held at Shawcross Boys Club.

Monday 06.10.2014.

Full day outing to Forbidden Corner. North Yorkshire. Back to Dewsbury for 18:00. Some of the adults go for a meal at the Silkwood Park Wakefield.

Tuesday 07.10.2014.

Morning was a visit to Yorkshire Water in Leeds to see the clean water treatment site. Afternoon Yorkshire Water Bradford, Waste water treatment site. Evening free with host families

Wednesday 08.10.2014.

Full day out at Flamingoland fun park and zoo. Calling for a short visit to the White Rose Shopping Centre on the way back to Dewsbury. Children with host families, adults go to the Station Pub Wellington street for drinks.

Thursday 09.10.2014.

Visit to the Discovery Centre Leeds at 09:30  Then at 12:30 for a meal at the  PIZZA Hut
  Leeds. Followed by 10 pin bowling at the  Hollywood Bowl  In the evening, the annual inter-club swimming competition was won by TuRa. The day was rounded off at the Ravens Wharf Hotel Dewsbury, who kindly provided refreshments.

Friday 10.10.2014.

Leeds City Museum. Then rest of the Day shopping in Leeds. In the evening farewell disco was held at Hanging Heaton Working Mens Club, where the Mayor of Kirklees and Consort presented the various trophies and addressed the gathering, expressing the hope that all present had enjoyed visit and noting that it was the 32th year of the exchange.

Saturday 11.10.2014.

Early departure of guests, smiles, hugs and tears before the coach departed at 04.30.

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

Carol Jackson.
Dewsbury / Tura Bergkamen Exchange. October 2014.

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