60th Anniversary - Civic Visit to Mulheim

Tuesday 1st Oct 2013

The Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington, Charles and Carol Johnson, Leader of the Council Bill Dixon, and the Chair of the DTTIA Tom Nutt were invited on a three day visit to Muelheim to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of twinning links.

They were hosted by Oberburgermeisterin Dagmar Muehlenfeld and many other dinitaries from Muelheim.

During the three days, we visited the beautifully renovated Rathaus (town hall), the terrific new Fire Station, the Camera Obscura, the Christo exhibition at Oberhausen, the Darlington Park and Gardens, and enjoyed a river trip along the Ruhr to Kettwig.

On Saturday evening we attended an outdoor performance of Shakespeare's "As you like it", which was extremely well presented by English actors.

We also visited the Muelheim International HQ of Aldi who have major business interests in Darlington.
This company was started by the Aldi brothers who are from our twin town.

The Mayor and Mayoress also had a guided tour of Kloster Saarn.

On Sunday, a reception was held at Castle Broich where both Mayors spoke proudly of the long lasting links between our towns and of the great hopes for future co-operation.
The Mayors re-affirmed our links by signing new charters, and we all, as guests, were invited to sign The Golden Book of Muelheim.

Our thanks to Sabine Kuzma and Robert Stevenson, who really guided and looked after us extremely well throughout the whole of our visit.

Report By: Tom Nutt.

 

 
The Mayor and Mayoress of Darlington, Charles and Carol Johnson, Leader of the Council Bill Dixon, and Chair of the Town Twinning Association Tom Nutt were invited on a three day visit to Mulheim to celebrate the 60th anniversary of twinning links.  They were hosted by Oberburgermeisterin Dagmar Muehlenfeld and many other dignitaries from Muelheim.
During the three days we visited the beautifully renovated Rathaus,(Town Hall), the terrific new Fire Station, the Camera Obscura, the Christo exhibition at Oberhausen, the Darlington Park and gardens, and enjoyed a river trip along the Ruhr to Kettwig. On Saturday evening we attended an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s “As you like it”, which was extremely well presented by English actors.  We also visited the Muelheim International HQ of Aldi who have major business interests in Darlington. This company was started by the Aldi brothers who are from our twin town. The Mayor and Mayoress also had a guided tour of Kloster Saarn.
On Sunday a reception was held at Castle Broich where both Mayors spoke proudly of the long lasting links between our towns, and of the great hopes for future co-operation.  The Mayors reaffirmed our links by signing new charters, and we all as guests were invited to sign The Golden Book of Muelheim.
Our thanks to Sabine Kuzma and Robert Stevenson, who really guided and looked after us extremelly well throughout the whole of our visit.
Report by Tom Nutt

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