Witham Twinning Association
Twinned with Waldbröl in Germany since 1986

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Friends from Waldbroel join in the fun at Witham’s annual Puppet festival!
Posted on 07 Oct 2017 in News

Members of Witham Twinning Association recently welcomed friends from our twin town of Waldbröl in Germany from 15th – 19th September when they came for their annual visit to our town. The 2017 visit was organised slightly later than usual so that our friends from Waldbröl could join us at Witham’s annual Puppet festival.  After […]

Raising a beer in Waldbroel – Cheers!!!!
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 in News

This year’s annual visit to our twin town of Waldbröl was held from 27th – 31st May 2017.  27 members of the Association left Witham early on the Sunday morning to travel by coach to Germany.  As always we were warmly welcomed by our hosts when we arrived in Waldbröl that afternoon and treated to a refreshing glass […]

2017/18 Membership subscriptions now due!
Posted on 08 Apr 2017 in News

As always, many thanks to everyone who has supported the Association in the past year!  Thank you also to those of you who have already paid your subscriptions for 2017/ 18 which are now due.  The membership subscription rate remains the same as last year at £7.50 for individuals, £15 for families and £20 for organisations. As […]

Annual Dinner held on 18th February 2017
Posted on 19 Feb 2017 in News

Witham Twinning Association held its 2017 Annual Dinner  on Saturday 18th February at Hold the Anchovies in Witham. We were very pleased that 28 members of the Association were able to join us for this year’s Dinner.  Following overwhelmingly positive feedback from members last year, we decided at the Association’s AGM to return to Hold […]

First Quiz of 2017 to be held on 31st March
Posted on 11 Feb 2017 in News

Witham Twinning Association will be holding its first Quiz night of 2017 on Friday 31st March at St Nicolas Church Hall in Witham.   Doors will open at 7.00pm with the Quiz starting at 7.30 pm. If you would like to join us, you can register either as a team or join a team on […]

Dates confirmed for 2017 visit to Waldbroel, 27 May – 31 May
Posted on 11 Feb 2017 in News

Witham Twinning Association is pleased to announced the dates for our 2017 visit to our twin town of Waldbroel which will be held from 27 – 31 May 2017. As the detailed itinerary is being organised by our friends in Waldbroel, we are unable to provide full details at the moment but we are sure […]

Witham Twinning Association hosts Gluehwein stall at Dickensian Christmas market
Posted on 16 Dec 2016 in News

Witham Twinning Association was pleased to once again host a German Gluehwein stall (mulled wine) as part of the town’s annual Dickensian Christmas market on Saturday 26th November 2016. With a choice of warm Gluehwein or non-alcoholic Kinderpunsch plus either Stollen (German Christmas cake) or Lebkuchen (German Christmas biscuits) on offer, our stall proved very popular […]

Quiz night held on 11th November 2016
Posted on 29 Nov 2016 in News

Witham Twinning Association hosted its latest Quiz night on Friday 11th November 2016.  The Quiz was held at St Nicholas’ Church hall in Witham and included a fish and chip supper.

Extraordinary General Meeting 2016 – Minutes
Posted on 11 Nov 2016 in News

Witham Twinning Association Extraordinary Meeting held at St.Nicolas Church Hall on 22nd September 2016 Attendees:  Janette Welton-Pai and Phil Ransome (Co-Chairs),  Ivy Robinson, Dennis and Frances Lewis, George and Paula Ellis, Rodney Cullum, Sarah Puckey, Linda Knapp, Dave and Myrtle Coe, Bernard Patrick, Madeline Rainbow, Rod and Gill Lane, Marilyn Lazell,  Gordon and Joan Barrett, […]

Chair’s report -AGM 2016
Posted on 11 Nov 2016 in News

Before we provide an update about the Association’s activities this year, Phil and I would like to thank every one who has served on the Committee over the last 12 months – Ivy Robinson, Frances Lewis, George and Paula Ellis, Rodney Cullum, Sue Blackhall, Janice Gillen and Anne Strange.  We would also like to thank […]

AGM 2016 – Minutes
Posted on 11 Nov 2016 in News

WITHAM TWINNING ASSOCIATION A.G.M. Thursday 13th October 2016 at St.Nicolas Church Hall.  Attendees:  15 members.  Welcome and apologies for absence:   Janette Welton-Pai, our Co-Chair,  welcomed everyone to the meeting.   Apologies for absence were received from Will and Fiona Abbott, Gordon and Joan Barrett, David Brett, Linda Knapp, Janet Bentley, Madeline Rainbow, Janice Gillen, Shirley Lott, […]

Witham Twinning Association celebrates German Unity Day with friends from across Europe
Posted on 09 Oct 2016 in News

Witham Twinning Association was recently honoured to be invited to celebrate German Unity Day with friends in Germany and from across Europe. This year’s German Unity Day ceremony was hosted by the town of Asslar (near Frankfurt).  This year Asslar is celebrating its 50th anniversary of being twinned with St Ambroix in France and also […]

Agenda for Extraordinary meeting to be held on 22 September 2016
Posted on 17 Sep 2016 in News

As previously notified, Witham Twinning Association will be holding an Extraordinary Meeting on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at 7.30pm at St Nicolas’ Church hall, Chipping Hill, Witham. Witham Twinning Association is proud to be celebrating the 30th anniversary of our friendship with Waldbröl in 2016.  However the Association is also currently facing an uncertain future with falling […]

Witham Twinning Association interviewed on BBC Essex
Posted on 17 Sep 2016 in News

On the morning of Tuesday 13th September 2016 Witham Twinning Association was interviewed live on BBC Essex as part of the ‘Sadie Nine Show’. 2016 marks the 30thanniversary of Witham’s friendship with Waldbröl yet Witham Twinning Association urgently needs to address the twin challenges of falling membership and a need for new people to join […]

Notice of AGM to be held on Thursday 13 October 2016
Posted on 04 Sep 2016 in News

Notice to All Members                                                                  Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 13 October 2016 at 7.30pm in St Nicolas Church Hall, Chipping Hill, Witham. The Agenda is below.  We hope you will be able to attend the meeting and help us plan for […]

Notification of Extraordinary Meeting to be held on 22nd September 2016
Posted on 18 Aug 2016 in News

Notice is hereby given of the Extraordinary Meeting to be held on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at 7.30pm at St Nicolas’ Church hall, Chipping Hill, Witham. We hope every one has enjoyed the last few months with both our own visit to Waldbröl taking place at the end of May and more recently the return […]

Celebrating 30 years of friendship
Posted on 21 Jul 2016 in News

Witham Twinning Association recently marked the 30thanniversary of the friendship between the town’s friendship with Waldbröl in Germany by welcoming 28 guests from our twin town. There have been many visits between residents of Witham and Waldbröl since the towns twinned back in 1986 and firm friendships have been established over the years.  However this […]

A monorail, a Gasometer and a giant globe – A unique insight into our twin town!
Posted on 12 Jun 2016 in News

With an itinerary which included attractions both close to Waldbröl and further afield, this year’s visit by members of Witham Twinning Association to our twin town in Germany ensured there was something for every one, whether it was your first visit or possibly even your 30th! This year’s annual visit to Waldbröl was held from 29thMay – […]

Membership subscriptions for 2016/17 now due!
Posted on 12 May 2016 in News

As always, many thanks to everyone who has supported the Association in the past year! Thank you also to those of you who have already paid your subscription for 2016/ 17 which are now due. After many years at the same rate, the subscriptions have been increased for April 1st 2016 onwards to £7.50 for individuals, £15 […]

Spring Quiz to be held on 22nd April 2016
Posted on 30 Mar 2016 in News

You are warmly invited to our Spring Quiz which will be held at 7.30pm on Friday 22nd April at St Nicolas’ Church hall, Chipping Hill.  Tickets cost £8.00 including fish and chips or £4.50 for the Quiz only.  Please bring your own drinks! You are welcome to enter a team of six or enter individually […]

Annual Dinner held on 6th February 2016
Posted on 07 Feb 2016 in News

Witham Twinning Association held its 2016 Annual Dinner  on Saturday 6th February at Hold the Anchovies in Witham. We were very pleased that 32 members of the Association were able to join us for this year’s Dinner.  The venue was suggested by members at the Association’s AGM in October.  With a friendly and relaxed atmosphere […]

2016 visit to Waldbroel, 29 May – 2 June
Posted on 20 Jan 2016 in News

Witham Twinning Association is pleased to announced that we are starting to organise our 2016 visit to our twin town Waldbroel. We have made enquiries with the coach company.  Similar to last year, it looks like it will be better to travel on the Sunday.  We therefore plan to travel to Waldbroel on Sunday 29th […]

Gluehwein (mulled wine) helps overcome the winter chill at Dickensian Christmas market
Posted on 01 Dec 2015 in News

Witham Twinning Association was pleased to once again host a German Gluehwein stall (mulled wine) as part of the town’s annual Dickensian Christmas market on Saturday 28th November 2015. With a choice of warm Gluehwein or non-alcoholic Kinderpunsch plus either Stollen (German Christmas cake) or Lebkuchen (German Christmas biscuits) on offer, our stall proved very popular […]

AGM 2015 – Minutes
Posted on 03 Nov 2015 in News

WITHAM TWINNING ASSOCIATION A.G.M. Thursday 8 October 2015 at St.Nicolas Church Hall. Attendees:  18 members.   Welcome and apologies for absence:   Janette Welton-Pai, our Co-Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. Apologies were then received from David Brett, The Abbott family, Gordon and Joan Barratt, Marilyn Lazell, Janice Gillen, Lucy and Paul Barlow-Hewitt and Anne Strange. […]

Come and join us for our Autumn Quiz night on 13th November 2015
Posted on 31 Oct 2015 in News

Witham Twinning Association will be hosting our Autumn Quiz night on Friday 13th November 2015 at St Nicolas’ Church Hall, Chipping Hill in Witham.  The Quiz will start at 7.30pm.  Tickets cost £8 including fish and chips or £4 for ticket only.  Please bring your own drinks.  Non-members are welcome.  Teams of six are invited […]

Notice of AGM to be held on Thursday 8 October 2015
Posted on 08 Sep 2015 in News

Notice to All Members                                                                  Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 8 October 2015 at 7.30pm in St Nicolas Church Hall, Chipping Hill, Witham.   The Agenda is below.  We hope you will be able to attend the meeting and help us plan for the coming year.  […]

Friends from Waldbroel join us to enjoy all the fun of the Fayre!
Posted on 13 Jul 2015 in News

Members of Witham Twinning Association recently welcomed visitors from our twin town of Waldbröl in Germany when they came for their annual visit to the town.  32 people travelled to Witham for this year’s visit which was held from 26th – 30th June 2015. The 2015 visit was organised slightly earlier than usual so that […]

2015 visit to Waldbroel offers something for every one!
Posted on 02 Jun 2015 in News

With a mixture of both city and the natural environment, historical and modern attractions, the itinerary for Witham Twinning Association’s recent visit to our twin town of Waldbröl, Germany offered something for every one. This year’s annual visit to Waldbröl was held from 24 – 28 May 2015.  25 members of the Association left Witham on the morning […]

Membership subscriptions for 2015/16 now due!
Posted on 03 May 2015 in News

As always, many thanks to everyone who has supported the Association in the past year!   Once again it’s time to remind you that annual subscriptions are due.  Annual membership charges run from March 1st and are unchanged at: Individual membership           £6 Family membership              £12 Organisation membership     £15 The annual membership money is truly important as it help […]

Quiz night held on 13th March 2015
Posted on 26 Mar 2015 in News

Witham Twinning Association hosted its latest Quiz night on Friday 13 March 2015.  The Quiz was held at St Nicholas’ Church hall in Witham and included a fish and chip supper

2015 Visit to Waldbroel
Posted on 11 Feb 2015 in News

Would you like to visit Witham’s twin town of Waldbroel in Germany?  If so, Witham Twinning Association will be organising its annual visit to Waldbroel for members from 24 – 28 May 2015. In a slight change to the normal arrangements, the coach will leave Witham on Sunday 24th May as we have been advised […]

Spring Quiz Night, Friday 13th March 2015
Posted on 09 Feb 2015 in News

Witham Twinning Association will be hosting its Spring Quiz night on Friday 13th March 2015.   The Quiz will be held at St Nicolas’ Church hall in Chipping Hill, Witham and will start at 7.30pm.  Entry costs £8.00 per person including a fish and chip supper (or £4.00 for tickets only). Please bring your own […]

Annual Dinner held on 7th February 2015
Posted on 09 Feb 2015 in News

Witham Twinning Association held its 2015 Annual Dinner  on Saturday 7th February at Ria’s Chinese restaurant in Witham.  At the request of the Association’s members, we decided to return to Ria’s once again this year after holding our Annual Dinner here in both 2011 and 2013….and as ever the restaurant certainly did not disappoint with its very […]

Do you have a suggestion for an event in 2015?
Posted on 20 Jan 2015 in News

The Witham Twinning Association Committee will be meeting later this week.  As is customary for January, the Committee will be discussing and agreeing the Association’s events calendar for 2015.  The Committee would welcome suggestions from members for events which you would like to see the Association host in 2015.  This might be a completely new […]

Annual Dinner to be held on Saturday 6th February 2016
Posted on 03 Jan 2015 in News

Happy New Year!  We wish members and friends of Witham Twinning Association all the best for 2016 and would like to warmly invite you to our first event of the year, the Association’s Annual Dinner. This year’s Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday February 6th at Hold the Anchovies, 68 Newland St, Witham CM8 1AH (7pm […]

Committee meeting to be held on 13th January 2016
Posted on 03 Jan 2015 in News

The next Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday 13th January.  If any member of the Association has an item which they would like discussed at the meeting, please could you contact Janette Welton-Pai (Tel 01376 501906 or email janette.welton@gmail.com) by Monday 11th January.

Getting in the Christmas spirit
Posted on 19 Dec 2014 in News

Witham Twinning Association has been getting into the Christmas spirit recently by supporting several local events to celebrate the festive season. After hosting a Gluehwin (mulled wine) stand at Witham’s Dickensian festival (please see our previous article for more information about this event), the Association created a Santa scene as part of the St Nicholas […]

Can we offer you a glass of Gluehwein (mulled wine)?
Posted on 29 Nov 2014 in News

Witham Twinning Association was pleased to once again host a German Gluehwein stall (mulled wine) at the town’s annual Christmas market on Saturday 29th November 2014. With a choice of warm Gluehwein or non-alcoholic Kinderpunsch plus either Stollen (German Christmas cake) or Lebkuchen (German Christmas biscuits) on offer, our stall proved very popular with Christmas […]

Witham in Bloom Bazaar, 13th December 2014
Posted on 25 Nov 2014 in News

Witham Twinning Association will be holding a stall at the Christmas bazaar which is being organised by Witham in Bloom on 13th December 2014.  The bazaar will be held at the British Legion Hall in Witham. The Association is looking for good quality bric-a-brac to sell on our stall.  Proceeds will go towards Witham Twinning Association.  However, […]

AGM 2014, Minutes
Posted on 14 Oct 2014 in News

WITHAM TWINNING ASSOCIATION A.G.M. Friday 10th October 2014 held at St.Nicolas Church Hall.   Refreshments were served to members before the meeting began at 7.30pm. Our Chairperson, Janet Bentley, then welcomed everyone to the meeting.   Attendees:  16 members.   Apologies for Absence were received from Sue  Blackhall, Phil and Sue Barlow, Janette Welton-Pai, Shirley […]

Autumn Quiz night – Friday 14th November
Posted on 01 Oct 2014 in News

The nights are drawing in and it’s a great time to give the old brainbox a work-out! We hope you’ll come along and enjoy…Witham Twinning Association’s Autumn Quiz Night on Friday 14th November 2014. The Quiz will be held at St Nicolas’ Church hall in Chipping Hill, Witham and will start at 7.30pm.  Entry costs […]

Notice of AGM to be held on Friday 10th October 2013
Posted on 19 Sep 2014 in News

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting for Witham Twinning Association.  The AGM will be held at 7.30pm on Friday 10th October 2013 at St Nicolas Church Hall, Chipping Hill, Witham. The agenda is below.  Cold drinks and nibbles will be available.  Nomination slips for election/ re-election as an Officer or Committee member […]

Twinning Association joins in Witham’s Carnival fun!
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 in News

Witham Twinning Association recently took part in the town’s annual Carnival on Saturday 12th July 2014. Earlier this year our twin town of Waldbroel in Germany organised for members of Witham Twinning Association to visit to the Cologne Carnival.  Following that visit, two members of the Association decided to take part in Witham’s own Carnival […]

2014 Visit by Waldbroel proves to be a big success
Posted on 20 Jul 2014 in News

Members of Witham Twinning Association recently welcomed friends from our twin town of Waldbröl in Germany when they came for their annual visit to the town.  This year’s visit was held from 5th – 9th July 2014. 36 residents travelled to Witham for this year’s visit. After spending the first evening getting to know their hosts, […]

Spring Quiz Night, Saturday 17th May 2014
Posted on 08 May 2014 in News

Witham Twinning Association will be hosting its Spring Quiz Night on Saturday 17th May 2014.  The Quiz will be held at St Nicolas’ Church hall in Chipping Hill, Witham and will start at 7.30pm.  Entry costs £7.50 per person including a buffet supper (or £4.50 for tickets only). If you would like to join us, […]

Annual Subscriptions 2014 – 15
Posted on 08 Apr 2014 in News

Many thanks for your support of the Twinning Association in the past year!  However, once again it’s time for us to collect in annual membership subscriptions for the Twinning Association which became due on April 1st.  We hope you have all had a good year and that you will be happy to continue to support […]

Dates announced for 2014 events
Posted on 30 Jan 2014 in News

Dates have recently been confirmed for forthcoming events in 2014.  More details about these events will follow but dates for your diaries are as follows: Saturday 17 May                                                        Quiz Night Saturday 5th July – Wednesday 9th July 2014          Visit from Germany Friday 10 October                                                       AGM Friday 14 November                                                   Remembrance […]

Annual Dinner 2014 held on 25th January
Posted on 27 Jan 2014 in News

Witham Twinning Association held its 2014 annual dinner  on Saturday 25th January at Ria’s Chinese restaurant in Witham.  We held our annual dinner at Ria’s in 2011 and decided to return once again this year due to its popularity…the restaurant certainly did not disappoint with its very generous buffet!

Update: Visit to Karneval, 28 February – 4 March 2014
Posted on 01 Jan 2014 in News

As previously announced, members of Witham Twinning Association have been invited to join our friends in Waldbroel for their annual Karneval (Carnival) celebrations.  The visit will take place from 29th February – 4th March 2014. If you have previously expressed an interest in the visit, please could you ensure that your deposit is paid as […]

Annual Dinner 2014
Posted on 01 Jan 2014 in News

The 2014 annual dinner will be held on Saturday 25th January at Ria’s Chinese restaurant in Witham (7pm for 7.30pm). As some members will remember, we held our annual dinner at Ria’s in 2011.  Due to its popularity, we have decided to return once again. It will be an “Eat as much as you can” buffet and […]

Chairman’s AGM Report, 2013
Posted on 30 Nov 2013 in News

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT FOR TWINNING AGM FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER 2013 Once again the Association has been very active and Officers and Committee have been kept busy.  Following last year’s AGM meeting, Janette and myself as chair and vice chair met and looked at the responsibilities and tasks of the Officers and Committee.  Janette and myself have […]

AGM 2013, Minutes
Posted on 30 Nov 2013 in News

WITHAM TWINNING ASSOCIATION A.G.M. Friday 25th October 2013, 7.30pm. held at St.Nicolas Church Hall.   Refreshments were served to members before the meeting began. Our Chairperson, Janet Bentley then welcomed everyone to the meeting.   Attendees:  14 members.   1.Apologies for Absence  were received from:  Janette Welton-Pai, Michelle Jacobs, Ivy Robinson, Phil and Sue Barlow, […]