Secretary’s Official Letter About The Cromer Twinning Visit 2024

Secretary's official letter about the Cromer Twinning Visit 2024. It was a memorable visit for guests from Crest and Nidda, featuring cultural exchanges, local sightseeing, and participation in the vibrant Cromer Pier 60s Festival.
Cromer Twinning group capture on Cromer Pier just before a fabulous concert

Secretary’s Official letter: The time spent in host families and a full programme of activities enabled everyone to make or renew links and friendships. Guests arrived on the evening of Thursday, 6th June – by road from Nidda and by plane from Crest with a departure on Monday, 10th June. During the visit, our guests enjoyed entertainment based around the Cromer Pier 60s Festival, local visits around Cromer and Sheringham, plus opportunities for individuals to visit Norwich for sightseeing and shopping, or to Wroxham to visit the Broads, or visits to stately homes and parks nearby, with interesting seaside and country walks.

The official programme for Friday included a visit to the Cromer Museum, a garden picnic, a walk in Sheringham Park, and a great concert in the Pier Theatre by The Revolvers – a 60s tribute band much enjoyed by all. On Saturday, guests had time to see the stalls and other 60s paraphernalia, with a traditional fish and chip evening supper.

On Sunday, our guests were invited to attend church services or enjoy free time before the official lunch at the Cliftonville Hotel, to which all guests, hosts, and other members were invited. The Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Town Crier were in attendance, and following speeches and exchanges of gifts, entertainment was provided by Pat West’s singing group. Everyone had a fantastic time. Thanks to Pat West, Richard Leeds, and Mark Northway, plus the staff at Cliftonville for making it such a special occasion.

Pat West and Ruth at The Cliftonville Hotel
Mayor of Cromer, Pat West and Ruth Azais at The Cliftonville Hotel. Image by © Andreas Yiasimi.

Thanks to Cromer Bowls Club and Methodist Church for the hire of their premises, the staff at Cromer Museum, and Mary-Jane’s for the fish and chips! Thanks to all the host families who freely gave their time and offered hospitality, and to Andreas for taking all the wonderful photos.

Guests departed on Monday – those from Nidda early in the morning, and those from Crest at 1:30 pm for their return journeys. Although the weather was not great for some of the weekend, our guests all enjoyed their time with us.

Town Twinning is all about making friendships, enjoying time together, and learning about cultural differences. If you would like to learn more, please contact CTA acting Secretary via email at or

Angela Wrighton, Secretary for The Cromer Twinning Association.

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Read more about the twinning visit via a great article on NORFUKNEWS, including an exclusive video featuring the speeches here: Crest and Nidda’s Memorable Visit to Cromer in 2024

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