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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Twin Benches


There are a number of benches inside Clarendon Shopping Mall and very well used they are. It wasn't until recently though that I noticed bench #15 had a small plaque attached to it
Donated by
Hyde Town Twinning Assocation
LES AMIS DE COLMAR
1964 - 1994
I posted about Hyde's twinning with Colmar on the Twinning Theme Day Post.

I've only looked at a few of the other benches in the mall, but this is the only one I've seen bearing this notice. Perhaps later lack of interest in the twinning arrangements led to its abandonment in 1994 and the money left in the kitty was used in this way. This is pure speculation as I can find little other information about it.

9 comments:

MartinC said...

At first I thought "twin" meant that there were two benches, but now I see that you had a double meaning!

Ashtonian said...

A sale ?
Where?

Rinkly Rimes said...

Did the two towns fall-out in 1994?

magiceye said...

oh how cute!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

those twinning situations are often based on historical links that have no relevance in modern times. this has partly occurred with my birthtown (wellington, nz) and my present hometown (hania, greece). twinning still takes place in nz (don't know about greece) but with more business minded towns, for example chinese cities (to boost the opportunity for trading due to its proximity to new zealand)

Saretta said...

So, the two towns are no longer twinned? That's a pity!

Babooshka said...

First time I have seen a twinned bench. We have many dedicated too. Alway in a quandry to post or not or not to, might be intruding.

Did you link my blog to this post? I didn't. Just keeping an eye out on the rogues.

Reader Wil said...

That's interesting! I'd noticed it when I was in the UK that often benches are given by some-one in commemoration of an important event. These benches are very beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very notable post! Every time that I `m visiting your blog for sure I `m learning something interesting as well!Thanks! Léia

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