A delegation of Germans from Marburg will visit Northampton next week as the two towns celebrate 21 years of twinning.
The group arrive in Northampton on Thursday, September 12, and stay in Northampton until Tuesday.
During their visit they will have the chance to see many of the town’s historical landmarks and attending a number of events and activities arranged by the Northampton Twinning Association.
On Saturday, September 14, the delegation will meet Northampton Mayor, Councillor Les Marriott.
Councillor Marriott said: “It is a real honour to welcome visitors to our town. Through the Twinning Association we have some excellent ambassadors for Northampton and I am proud to be able to greet the Marburg delegation and talk about all the great things in our town’s past, present and future.
“I am sure our visitors will have a fantastic visit and with Heritage Open Days taking place on the same weekend there will be some great opportunities to enjoy Northampton’s rich heritage.”
In the past delegations would exchange gifts, but in recent years both twinning associations have agreed to make charitable donations to local groups in the host town.
This year, the delegation from Marburg will make a donation to The Caring & Sharing Trust.