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Twinning association welcomes American visitors

PUBLISHED: 22:11 07 May 2015 | UPDATED: 22:11 07 May 2015

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Chesterfield County comes to Gravesham borough

The Americans are coming to town – Gravesham Town Twinning Association has visitors from the states coming to the borough next week.

There will be 12 members of Chesterfield Twinning Association arriving with an invitation for local people to meet up with them during their stay.

Gravesham is twinned with Chesterfield County in Virginia, the location of the Henricus settlement where Pocahontas married John Rolfe and had son Thomas before journeying to England.

Town twinners visited there last year and now Chesterfield friends arrive for a five-day stay with local families. On the evening of Friday, May 15, there is An Evening to Meet Our American Friends at TJ’s public house in Milton Road, Gravesend, starting from 5pm with barbecue food available and music from The Du’kes band.

Then on the Sunday evening, May 17, the visitors will be at the Jugnu Bhangra Studio off Trinity Road, Gravesend, for an evening of music and dance starting at 7.30pm.

Association chairman Christoph Bull pointed out that town twinning was for everyone and having these opportunities to meet the American visitors was a way of spreading that message.

“You experience much more of a country through staying with families than you ever would on a holiday,” he said.

“We found just that on our visit to Chesterfield and now we are extending that same hospitality to our visitors who mainly were our hosts over there.”

More information on Gravesham Town Twinning Association is available on www.graveshamtowntwinning.co.uk

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