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From 2nd to 5th October 2015 the 35 year anniversary of the twinning with Radlett (Parish of Aldenham) was celebrated in Lautertal.
On the 2nd Oct. early in the afternoon the main part of the delegation arrived by coach from Frankfurt airport to a small reception in the "Heidenberg Halle" in Gernsheim. The others had already arrived previously by car.
Impressions of Frankfurt:
At 5 o'clock we were picked up again by the coach and returned to Reichenbach and had dinner together in the "Traube".
In the morning was the official reception with an exchange of gifts at the town hall.
Helmut Lechner, who was the initiator of the twinning movement in Lautertal and the chairman of APEG until the last elections, was given a big thank you by Clive Glover, the present chairman of RAIFA for all his work and efforts over the last 35 years.
Then there were refreshments provided by the council.
After that we went out onto the market square, passed the telephone box that was donated many years ago, and is now a micro library, and passed the granite commemorative stone marking the distances to Jarnac (France) and Radlett as well as the twinning tree and on to the new teak park bench which was to be unveiled.
Following the official part we all drove to Lorsch to visit the newly opened (2014) unique experimental archeological open-air ancient village (ca. 9th century) where we had a guide to show us around. fortunately the rain eased off and the guided tour was held in the dry.
Finally, to end the exhausting day, we were all invited to an evening of good German food and music (and dance) by Margarette and Albrecht Kaffenberger in the foyer of the Lautertaler Hall.