News and Obituaries

Kidderminster Husum
Churches Twinning Visit

Mr Charles Talbot

January 20, 2022

It is with great sadness that we write of the death of Charles Talbot MBE, Our Mr Kidderminster.
It was due to his foresight and hard work that Kidderminster is twinned with Husum. He started the journey in 1953 and the twinning was officially initiated in 1955. He was awarded the MBE for his services to Twinning.
The funeral is at St Mary's Church, Kidderminster at 12.00pm November 22nd 2019.
We send our sincere condolences to Jean and all the family


Ann Witts

Nov 27th 2020

Ann Witts
I thought it appropriate to write a few lines in memory of ANNE WITTS (nee BRIGHTON) whose sad and untimely death you mentioned in your recent Newsletter. Anne passed away unexpectedly at home on November 27th; thankfully she was with her son John & daughter Joanne at the time. 
Anne was a "Bennett Street Girl" (& proud of it), who passed to the High School in 1957. She was one of the very early Twinners to Husum, in 1962, the 2nd tranche. She held fond  memories of that trip to the end of her life, and felt great gratitude that she had been part of it. (She was, by the way, a devoted fan of Charles Talbot, one of the adults in charge of that party.)
In the last 12 or 15 years she was a constant participant in Association activities, and valued the friendships she formed: she visited Husum twice more, staying with & striking up a firm friendship with Karin & Hugo Meister; & hosted them twice in her own home on the their return visits. You could say she was a "born twinner", with an infinite capacity for warmth & friendship; she did not understand, or accept, notions of difference, finding the opposite ("getting on")  so much easier and more pleasant. She had an enchanting smile & manner, & lit up a room with her presence. She is sorely missed already. Thanks, Anne, for lighting up our lives. 
"It was a special friendship we shared, and we remember her positive engagement, her knowledge of human nature, and her openness ... " (Karin Meister)
Ken Ryder

New Mayor of Kidderminster

May 01 2022

New Mayor of Kidderminster
At the Council meeting that took place on Wednesday 18th May 2022, Councillor Kevin Gale was elected as the Mayor of Kidderminster for the ensuing year. 

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