This page gives some of the forthcoming activities and most recent news about the Association and its members. Full articles appear in due course in the Newsletter. If you have news items for this page, please send them to the Webmaster.

9th December 2016


Without a pc for a month, the website is sorely out of date - hopefully I can catch up soon with all the Twinning news!

Meanwhile, please click on the facebook link which  has brief reports and lots of photos of all the fun

20th October 2016

Charter Celebrations - new and old

40th anniversary celebrations of the signing in Kidderminster of the official Twinning Charter between Husum and Kidderminster's Charter Trustees in 1976 are now being expanded to include the signing of a new Charter by the new Kidderminster Town Council in the Town Hall on Saturday 29th October. All are welcome to three public events following this ceremony:

After the Charter ceremony, at around 11.30, a Mayoral procession will be led by a band to the Husum bridge, which will be re-dedicated and new plaque unveiled.

In the afternoon, more Husum crocuses will be planted at the top of Lion Street, visible from the ring road. At about 2.30, volunteers from past groups involved in planting 200,000 corms in Kidderminster over recent years will assist the Mayor and visitors at this new site, before visiting the Youth House Open Day.

A further public event on Sunday morning is an ecumenical service at St Mary's Church at 10.30

We hope to see as many Twinners as can make it and some new faces!

16th September 2016

Twinning Display

Another WONDERFUL Country Show by Kidderminster Horticultural Society last weekend - our equally wonderful Twinning display was in the main marquee so Ken didn't catch Saturday's rain! On Sunday the sun shone big time & even more visitors saw it.

17th August 2016

Charter Celebrations!

The 40th anniversary of the signing of the Twinning charter in Kidderminster is something to celebrate! Representatives from Husum will be here  for the weekend 28th to 31st October. As well as celebrating this 40th anniversary,  a new Charter (with the new Kidderminster Town Council) will  be signed, the Husum bridge re-dedicated and more Husum crocuses planted! 


11th August 2016

Gardeners Visit

Five gardeners from Husum brought  wonderful weather with them for their sixth exchange visit to Kidderminster in July. Hosts rose to the challenge of a finding new activities for the programme  - preferably involving gardens! -  .but also including the ever popular skittles finale, celebrating friendships old and new. Both prizes were worthily won by guests whilst  hosts scooped both wooden spoons!! Kidderminster gardeners have already accepted the invitation to Husum  again next summer.


11th August 2016

KD8 camp

Husum's Stjerne Gruppe & KD8 scouts had another great camp in July - this time in Scotland. A couple of days in Kidderminster was a welcome stop on the way back to Husum, ending in a BBQ to which Twinning Association members were invited. Pictured left to right are  Stjerne leaders Astrid, Uschi and Markus with Twinning stalwarts Charles Talbot, Jerry and Val Mayfield .



8th May 2016

Ray Harrowing

It is with great sadness we learned of Ray's death in Worcesterhire  Hospital on Friday 6th May.

A stalwart of the Twinning Association  for many years, especially the musical and choral links, he also produced our newsletter  - he will be sorely missed

26th February 2016

February 2016 Newsletter

The February 2016 Newsletter can be found on the 'Newsletters' page.

19th December 2015

Facebook page

Many apologies that we are STILL having difficulty posting photos on this page - &, as every school child knows, what is the use of a book without pictures?!?

Until this is sorted, please remember that there are regular brief posts on the Twinning Association face book page - there is a link to this at the very bottom of this page

30th November 2015

August 2015 Newsletter

The Newsletter for August 2015 can be found on the "Newsletters" page

30th November 2015

60th Anniversary of Twinning

Based on the design of the membership badge, this special badge was produced for those involved in the celebrations of the Diamond anniversary of our Twinning link.

24th March 2015

March 2015 Newsletter

The Newsletter for March 2015 can be found on the "Newsletters" page.

6th January 2015

December Newsletter

The December 2014 Newsletter can be found on the "Newsletters" page..

2nd December 2014

Pfadfinders visit

The Pfadfinders return visit in October was a resounding success, with a packed programme of varied activities arranged by their Boys Brigade hosts. Pictured are the group in the Wyre Forest.


28th September 2014

WW1 commemoration civic visit

The Husum flag flew over Kidderminster Town Hall for the Mayor's reception of the civic party from our Twin Town - first in the Mayor's parlour and then at the Brasserie. Uwe Schmitz (right) and Rainer & Eva Maass were delighted with their welcome! 

27th August 2014

July 2014 Newsletter

The July Newsletter is now available - you can read it here

27th July 2014

Green fingers go!

Another great weekend trip to Husum for 9 gardeners - who did manage to enjoy some wondeful gardens & flowers in between tucking into stunning group meals, & a train/bus/boat trip to Sylt!!


18th July 2014

12th July - Summer Garden Party

A glorious day for the Garden Party, held this year at the lovely home and garden of Dr. Tim Wadsworth and his wife Pauline. Refreshments as usual by Michel and Jo Gaud, and Pat and Ken Garbett.s2450004.jpg

9th July 2014

German Fun Evening

We were delighted to be invited to take part in the Stourport High School "German Fun Evening" - members of their language staff posed in their wonderful costumes with our stand!sosgermanevening.jpg

9th April 2014

Gentlemen of the Ring

B├╝rgervorsteher Peter Empen and Dr. Ulf von Hielmcrone


(click on this picture to enlarge it)

The Third Gentleman of the Ring

Especially deserving Husumers may hope for a Ring of Honour in their home town. On this occasion, it was Dr. Ulf von Hielmcrone, to whom the third jewel was presented in a public session of the Councillors in the Council Chamber. Bürgervorsteher (Mayor) Peter Empen told the Council yesterday evening why this was the right decision.

Ulf von Hielmcrone hadn't invented volunteering, but he had practised it in exemplary fashion, "as Town Councillor, Bürgervorsteher, Committee Chairman, Archivist of the Kloster Church, Founding member of the Foundation for the Conservation of the Husum Townscape, instigator of the Husum Castle Development Association, Chairman of the Nissenhaus Foundation, and of the St. Mary's Church Organ and Building Association - and the part you have played in the twinning with Kidderminster has been fundamental", Herr Empen said. "Your tenacity, courage, and determination overcame the obsession with urban renewal, and left Husum relatively lightly affected." Ulf von Hielcrone was now the third in the "League of Gentlemen of the Ring", the one who is now the Bürgervorsteher reminded his predecessor. Also present was the first holder of the Ring, Charles Talbot, mentor of the Partnerschaft with Kidderminster and veteran of town twinning. "The second Ring of Honour, we were privileged to give to the late Peter Cohrs senior, a man who by his tireless entrepreneurship and a fine cultural understanding did so much for Husum".

Finally, Ulf von Hielmcrone received yet another honour not often given; he was allowed to inscribe his name in the Golden Book of the town of Husum.

(translated from the "Husumer Nachrichten")

6th February 2013

Our Facebook Page

The Association's website is now on Facebook - you can access it here.