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The Association is slowly waking up after our long period of lockdown and we have been thinking  how we can gently ease the Association back into gear.  
Afternoon tea  has been planned for Sunday 20  February at 3.00pm. at the 

Unitarian Chapel School Room, Ringley Road, Whitefirld, M45 7LL. (parking at the rear).

There will be 50 places available .

Price per ticket is £12.50

January 2022

Due to the Coronavirus there have been no social activities organised by the Bury Twin Town Committee since March 2020

Twinning Links

The Committee have been in touch with our partner Twin Towns of Tulle and Schorndorf via Zoom links

They have discussed future visits to and from both towns and also with Deuville in Italy which is already twinned with Schorndorf and Tulle.

Subject to future developments of the Coronavirus situation, it is hoped that:

 1. A group from Schorndorf can visit Bury suring the summer of 2022

 2. A group from Bury can visit Tulle during the next 18 months

 3. A deputation from Deuville will visit Bury in 2023 with a view to discussing future Twinning arrangements

Social News

The 4czons restaurant at Bury College has closed and is unlikely to reopen.  The committee are exploring options of other restaurants to hold the Spring and Winter Annual Dinners.

A social evening, limited to 50 persons is to be held at the Hollins Social Club on February 3rd 2022.  Tickets £7.50 from the secretary.


The AGM due in 2020 was cancelled and again cancelled in 2021.  Discussions are underway to arrange for the next AGM to be held, probably in April 2022

Membership Fees

No fees have been collected during the Pandemic Lockdown during 2020 or 2021.  Fees for 2022 will become payable at the AGM.



March 2020

Due to the Coronavirus situation, All events are 

cancelled until further notice.


Newsletter January 2020 

Annual General Meeting 

The AGM was held at Bury Town Hall on 13th November 2019.

 In her report, the Chairman remembered those members and friends who had died during the year including our friend Jean -Pierre Plas of Tulle.

She described the visit to Schorndorf by some 30 members of BMCTA during the year when the anniversary celebrations of Bury,  Schorndorf and Tulle ended with a service of remembrance of the massacres in Tulle and Oradour in 1945. 


The year also coincided with the 60th anniversary of the twinning agreement between Bury and Angouleme.  Where we were represented by trainees from the Eagle and Child hotel, Ramsbottom,  who gave a demonstration of traditional Lancashire cooking.  There were other meetings with representatives of twinning in Angouleme during the year when persuasion was applied to restart traditional twinning visits between our towns.


Two dining events and a garden party during the year enabled the association to raise upwards of £200.


A large group of visitors from Schorndorf will visit Bury from 30 April until 4 May 2020.  


Arrangements to visit Tulle this year are yet to be finalised.  The date of the visit is likely to be during the last 2 weeks of September 2020.  A coach will be hired to transport most members.


The Treasurer’s report was distributed and explained to the meeting. Comment was made on the successful fundraising during the year and Anita and Graham Lindley and Mary and Mark Pitt were thanked for their continued fund raising efforts.  Without the funds raised by by these and those other members, who support our fundraising events, it was commented that the Association would have difficulty in meeting the running costs.


A larger than usual group of guests from Schorndorf will be visiting Bury this year.    We are expecting  37  guests on Thursday 30th April. until  Monday, 4th April, 2020.  Final details of the programme are still being worked on. However, we will be celebrating our twenty five years anniversary and we think that that  is  quite special.  

25 years ago, we held a dinner in the Town Hall and there was a steam train to Ramsbottom.  We might repeat this.  We have arranged an evening at the Elizabethan Suite in the Town Hall on the Friday evening when there will be a drinks reception hosted by  the  Mayor,  Councillor Trevor Holt and Mrs. Holt,  followed by a dinner in the Elizabethan Suite - a three course meal, with wine, coffee and  entertainment is included.  We hope that members of the Association will join the hosts and the guests at this event. (the cost of the evening for members who are not hosting will be £25).

A detailed programme  will be available in February or March.  Many of our guests have visited Bury in the  past and they have already identified their hosts,  who  have  been  contacted.  However,  there ae still a number of single guests (mainly female) for whom we require  hosts.  If you are able to offer accommodation  please  contact Yvonne on 0161 766 7378 as soon as possible.

Membership Renewal

Annual fees are now due and should be paid to the Treasurer or Secrertary

Individual membership   £7.50

Family Membership        £15.00

Anyone who would like to join the association should contact the secretary, David Moore on 0161 766 7378


Schorndorf Posaunenchor Band


The Posaunenchor band from Schorndorf had a highly successfiul vist to Bury between 

Monday 28th October and Saturday 2nd October 2019


During the visit the performed 3 concerts:


1. Tuesday 30th October at St Stephen's Church, Bolton Road, Bury 

2.  Wednesday 31st October in Pennistone, Yorkshire           

3. Friday 1st November at Bury Parish Church, The Wylde, Bury 


The band describe themselves as a Brass Choir, so, like a choir but with brass instruments instead of voices.  They are not comparable with a British Brass band as the instruments play in 4 parts.  Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass.  They play a selection of different musical styles.  Their leader, Sophie Pope, studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester before continuing her studies in Germany.

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