Halesworth & Southwold Community News October 2019 13 Halesworth & District Museum Twinning News

THIS year marks the Silver Anniversary of our twinning with Eitorf in Germany. To mark this occasion we had our fi rst celebration in une here in Halesworth, where we enjoyed the Anniversary Dinner at the Argenteins restaurant,


WERE you a student of Halesworth County Modern School during the period 1958 – 1974?

Do you remember

some of the teachers who taught at this school? Do you remember the school song? Are you still in touch with any fellow pupils who were with you at this school? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you have the opportunity to rekindle your memories at a forthcoming talk to take place at the United Reformed Church on October 10th.

The last of the Museum’s popular talk series for 2019 will be exploring the history of this school and recalling a time when the ‘11Plus’ was used to identify students who would attend different types of schools. Even if you weren’t a pupil at this school, you will be interested to learn more about the structure of secondary education during these pre- comprehensive days at a time when the school here in Halesworth offered e ducation from the age of 11 until the age of 15 or 16. It wasn’t until 1974, when the structure of education in Suffolk changed, that

Neil Howell, who was Head of PE at the school for all of its time as a secondary modern, and remained at the school when it became a Middle School, will be recalling the work of his colleagues and sharing memories of the school and the achievements of its pupils.

Do come along and join us at 7.30pm on Thursday 10th October at the United Reformed Church.

As usual,

there will be refreshments and a raffl e. dmission is  and  for riends of alesworth and District Museum. Be sure to come early to secure a good seat and look around a room in which, if you were a past pupil at the school, you may well recognise some old school friends amongst the audience. If you would like to learn more about the work of the Museum, or perhaps become engaged in working with us yourself, please contact us at office@halesworthmuseum. Our Museum is entirely volunteer run and we welcome new volunteers – however much or little you want to become involved.

the school became Halesworth Middle School.

sadly closed (in more ways than one). Anyway, we have decided to create a special spot in our Millennium Green with the planting of a group of Silver Birches, with kind permission of the MG committee who manage this local beauty spot with the aid of volunteers. The offi cial planting of the trees will take place in the Autumn. The second leg of our Anniversary celebrations took place in Eitorf in September. or this occasion, we presented a Silver Trophy in memory of chim orte and rank  Marianne Hassel who were prominent members of their Twinning Society, in past years and we plan to play our twinning towns (Bouchain and Eitorf) at a competition of silly games each une here in Halesworth.


The occasion was also the Anniversary of the

Eitorf- Bouchain Twinning and the 875th


of the town of Eitorf! (79 years older than Halesworth). Both myself and our Town Mayor (Dave Wollweber) as well as our homologues from Eitorf


spoke at a grand reception to celebrate our

Bouchain Twinning

relationship. All our speeches emphasised the importance of us retaining

whatever happens in the future (the B-word!). Afterwards we were entertained by a classical music duo (cello and

our links, Town Mayor (Dave Wollweber)

violin), a dance group and the Eitorf Carnival Troupe, whose irreverent sense of humour was shown by their naming our Mayor as the Burgher-King of Halesworth; Dave took it with good humour and went on stage to play his part in the jollity of the event! (whoever said that the Germans don’t have a sense of humour!). The annual Mystery Tour took us to the Lindlar Open- air Museum, which was created (with the usual German attention to detail) to show us how the local countryfolk once lived.

Apart from these events we were also hosted by the members

of the German

Twinning committee, with their usual generous hospitality. Everyone had a great time! Our next trip will be to Bouchain for the Christmas market (December 7th-8th) , where we have a stall selling Christmas food and drinks. If you’d like to join us, please contact me. We can arrange for a rench family to host you and may have a minibus to take you.

Dean Price Chairman of Twinning

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