Town welcomes German group

Twin Visit SUS-151014-102805001
Twin Visit SUS-151014-102805001

A delegation of visitors from Hastings’ twin town in Germany Schwerte were given a tour of the Conquest and Spire hospitals during a recent visit.

The visit was arranged by the Hastings- Schwerte Twinning Association.

Ken Sharples, from the Association, said: “A small delegation of doctors from Schwerte visited the Spire Hospital.

“The group were escorted by Mr Simon Baer, a consultant at the Conquest and Spire.

“The group were given a tour of various parts of the Conquest and Spire hospitals. They were delighted to be able to visit, and to compare various practises from both the Hastings and the Schwerte hospital.

“An invitation was offered to Mr Baer to visit the Marien hospital in Schwerte.”

He added: “The twinning visit took place on September 26 and 27 and the group from Schwerte were also taken on a tour of the medieval vaulted cellars at Winchelsea, which everyone found to be very interesting.

“After the visit a carvery lunch was served at the Winchelsea lodge. The afternoon was spent enjoying the beautiful sunshine in Tenterden, where many of the guest purchased souvenirs from the antique shops.

“If anyone is interested in hosting a German family and visiting Schwerte then please contact Reg Wood on . if you are interested in twinning generally then please contact .

Hastings is twinned with four European towns - Béthune (France), Oudenaarde (Belgium), Dordrecht (The Netherlands) and Schwerte (Germany).

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