Whaley Bridge has reinforced its 17 year link with Tymbark, with a visit to its picturesque, fruit juice producing twin town in Poland by 18 members or supporters of the twinning group.
There was a memorable trip to a trout lake, where lunch had been caught that morning! Castles, a day in beautiful Krakow, a visit to the saltmines and traditional Polish meals were among other highlights.
Denise Gregory, a teacher at Taxal and Fernilee primary school, organised the visit. This was her 14th visit to the twin town, and in that time she has learned Polish. She delivered a speech in Polish and English, sent with the visitors by David Lomax, High Peak mayor and a founder member of the Whaley twinning association.
Pupils from Years 5 and 6 at Taxal and Fernilee school have been invited to Tymbark, where they will join school classes, next May, with the Polish pupils invited here in 2013.
Footsteps, Whaley Bridge’s community centre, has donated second hand copies of English classic books, after a request from the library in Tymbark.