17 year link with Tymbark strong as ever

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.

Nice to see you - Polish interpreter greets Whaley visitor

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.

The Whaley Bridge party in Tymbark, Poland

Footsteps, Whaley Bridge’s community  centre, has donated second hand copies of  English classic books, after a request from  the library in Tymbark.