At the end of August we had ten visitors from Niebüll, including some new friends. On the Friday we did a visit to the Caen Hill flight and it was intriguing how unknown and fascinating this engineering miracle was. It was followed by a visit to the Wadworth Brewery. Their hand-painted pub signs, and the tradition and protocols behind them was riveting for all. We had Carnival day in Malmesbury, including a civic reception when we were also joined by two colleagues from Bad Hersfeld in Germany. Such a small world! One of our visitors Torsten knew Heinz-Georg from Bad Hersfeld, two towns 350 miles apart.
On the Sunday we had an excellent visit to Salisbury, being greeted and entertained by their Mayor, who led us with our Mayor fully dressed in robes across the city centre, before a tour of the Cathedral, followed by lunch in the Refectory. After a lazy shopping afternoon we were then marvellously entertained by a very special “Novichok” tour of Salisbury by our very own Gavin Grant. Monday was rounded off by a trip to the Steam Museum in Swindon, and an excellent farewell meal at the Horse Guards, Brokenborough. We also discussed plans for re-invigorating our links over the coming years.