Do you Skype? We do -- and are enjoying a lot of on screen planning with our friends in Chesterfield. Henricus is the settlement where Pocahontas was taken to when she was kidnapped, where she became a Christian and where she met John Rolfe.
Today the location has been recreated with its settler houses and native American long houses where educators take you back to the 17th Century. The history of our two countries are intertwined and especially so for Gravesend through the Pocahontas story. Together we are bringing people together.
Town twinning has been part of the life of Gravesham for over 25 years. Families that have met through Gravesham Town Twinning Association are now firm friends - both in Europe and, more recently, across the Atlantic in Virginia, USA and in India.
Gravesham Town Twinning Association is a group of people committed to seeing that the links between peoples continue to flourish.
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Come town twinning!
Our twinners have a regular gathering at the Spotlites cafe in The Woodville, Gravesend. On the third Tuesday of each month from 11am to 1pm.
'Talk Twinning' in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre,m Gravesend, on Friday, 16 October, will see us recounting our twinning memories and adventures and also looking at how we can attract more members. Contact with Jabdhar iusd increasing and there is a new National Park in Virginia being created featuring Pocahontas.
We were delighted to be in Cambrai in June for marking the 30 years of twinning between Gravesham Borough and Cambrai. A reception at the Hotel de Ville saw appreciation from the civic heads of both Gravesham and Cambrai for those who had built and grown the friendships across the years.
Left: The official commemoration of the 30 years of twinning between Cambrai and Gravesham
Right: Visit to a giant supermaqrket complex in Neumunster