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Aylsham a magnet for overseas visitors

PUBLISHED: 13:29 04 June 2008 | UPDATED: 08:59 13 July 2010

AYLSHAM is proving a magnet for visitng groups from overseas.

The town's cittaslow status has prompted a visit by a fact-finding delegation from South Korea as the only UK stop-off on a tour of European “slow food” towns.

AYLSHAM is proving a magnet for visitng groups from overseas.

The town's cittaslow status has prompted a visit by a fact-finding delegation from South Korea as the only UK stop-off on a tour of European “slow food” towns.

The 20 representatives were from four Korean towns which are part of the international Cittaslow movement celebrating quality of local life, including culture heritage and produce.

The visitors from Shina, Wano, Jangheung and Damyang were shown around Aylsham where they had a tour of the church and the town hall.

People from Aylsham have previously been to Cittaslow towns in Italy, where the movement was founded.

Meanwhile a group of five Australians were in Aylsham as part of an East Anglian visit.

They were from different parts of New South Wales and had been selected by their local Rotary Clubs to make up a Group Study Exchange and visit British Rotary District 1080 which comprises Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, parts of Essex and some parts of North Hertfordshire.

First stop in Aylsham was a visit to John of Gaunt infant school and after lunch

they paid a visit to Blickling Hall before attending attended the regular Thursday evening meeting of Aylsham Rotary Club.


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