Humble conker marks German twinning link

FROM German conkers, great horse-chestnut trees do grow.That, at least, is what Cromer's twinning society is hoping.Last Thursday, a sapling, grown from a conker brought back from Nidda in Germany, was planted to mark the 10th anniversary of the towns' link.

FROM German conkers, great horse-chestnut trees do grow.

That, at least, is what Cromer's twinning society is hoping.

Last Thursday, a sapling, grown from a conker brought back from Nidda in Germany, was planted to mark the 10th anniversary of the towns' link.

Cromer was officially twinned with the small German town near Frankfurt in May 1998, after discovering they shared a common bond with Crest, in France.

People from both towns have made more than 20 visits to their 'twin', and the relationship was cemented with the planting of the German tree at Cromer Cemetery.

Alastair Mayes, joint vice-chairman of Cromer's twinning society, brought the conker back with him from Nidda four years ago.

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Next year, Cromer and Nidda will each celebrate the 30th anniversary of their twinnings with Crest.

To get involved with the twinning society call Tina Leighton on 01263 511829.