Frome's Twinning Tradition

Frome was officially twinned with Château-Gontier, in the Mayenne, France in 1975, and with Murrhardt in Baden Württemberg, Germany in 1983.  Although the Twinning ceremonies themselves were official events and took place at civic level, they opened the way for many different twinning opportunities to take place between the peoples of the three towns over the following years.The official twinning with Rabka-Zdrόj, Poland, followed in 2009 and meant that the four towns were all twinned together.

The most tangible evidence of the success of Frome's association with its partners is the wide variety of exchange visits, which continue to take place. There are required formal civic events, but social ones arranged between organisations or individuals within the town vastly outnumber these. Over the years these have included trips by several schools, by the college, by churches, by the emergency services, by youth organisations, by clubs and often simply by small groups of individuals or families.The Frome Twinning Association was set up by the amalgamation of two associations that served twinning arrangements with Château-Gontier and Murrhardt, and today exists to promote twinning between the four partner towns.

 It is our principal aim to help and enable individuals or organisations to enjoy the rich and rewarding experience which visiting or inviting a twin town can bring. It has often been involved in some way in the visits and is always on hand to offer advice and support in any way it can.The Association is served by a small committee, made up of people elected by the membership, which administers the formal requirements of the Association. On behalf of members it arranges and organises the "official" visits to and from the partner towns, helps and advises organisations and individuals with twinning matters, seeks to help find accommodation in Frome for visitors from the twin towns and liaises with those towns to arrange accommodation for visitors from Frome.

Signing the Charter with Murrhardt in 1983
 Rabka-Zdrόj joined the  arrangement in 2009
 Official signing of the agreements between the four towns. 

The signing of the Charter between Frome and Chȃteau-Gontier

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