These are the towns across the world with links to Calderdale

These are the towns across the world with links to Calderdale

From France and Germany to Ireland and Tanzania, the borough of Calderdale and its towns are twinned with a number of interesting locations across the globe.

Here are the ten twin towns with connections to Calderdale. (Most pictures are from visits from the respective twin town societies from over the years.)

Aachen is a city in Germany that was founded 1200 years ago by Charlemagne as the seat of government of the Franconian empire. It is a university city that sits near the borders of the Netherlands and Belgium.

1. Aachen, Germany with Halifax

Aachen is a city in Germany that was founded 1200 years ago by Charlemagne as the seat of government of the Franconian empire. It is a university city that sits near the borders of the Netherlands and Belgium.
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Bramsche is a small town in Lower Saxony with an industrial heritage not dissimilar to Todmorden. The town has pleasant surroundings and a bright red phone box courtesy of the Todmorden Town Twinning Association.

2. Bramsche, Germany with Todmorden

Bramsche is a small town in Lower Saxony with an industrial heritage not dissimilar to Todmorden. The town has pleasant surroundings and a bright red phone box courtesy of the Todmorden Town Twinning Association.
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Ldenscheid is a beautiful town of about 100,000 inhabitants set high in the hills of the Sauerland region and is surrounded by steep, thickly wooded valleys and numerous lakes and reservoirs. (Picture: Stuart Black, 2011)

3. Ldenscheid, Germany with Brighouse

Ldenscheid is a beautiful town of about 100,000 inhabitants set high in the hills of the Sauerland region and is surrounded by steep, thickly wooded valleys and numerous lakes and reservoirs. (Picture: Stuart Black, 2011)
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County Mayo is on the West coast of Ireland and has a population of 130,552 people. The area  features the best salmon fishing in Europe on the river Moy as well as the Holy Shrine at Knock, which sees two million pilgrims visit each year.

4. County Mayo, Ireland with Calderdale

County Mayo is on the West coast of Ireland and has a population of 130,552 people. The area features the best salmon fishing in Europe on the river Moy as well as the Holy Shrine at Knock, which sees two million pilgrims visit each year.
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