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Manningtree & District/Frankenberg

Partnership Association (MDFPA) is a  community membership organisation, celebrating our local community and heritage as well as our link with Europe through partnership with Frankenberg, a beautiful, historic town in Germany. This photo, taken in January 22, commemorates the occasion of a plaque being placed at the Anniversary Wildlife Garden in Quay Street, Manningtree, celebrating 50 years of Partnership.

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From 16 - 19 June Manningtree hosted a Partnership visit from Frankenberg - at long last, having been postponed twice because of Covid! Local partnership members accommodated 11 guests and together enjoyed guided tours of Harwich and Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich. Visiting local sites meant we had more time for socializing and getting to know each other.  Of course, the highlight of every visit is the celebration dinner, this time at the Venture Centre.

EVERYONE in Manningtree and the surrounding area had been invited. So it was that over 50 people enjoyed a wonderful evening. A member of the German Embassy and representatives of local councils were among the guests who all enjoyed excellent food, entertainment by a local jazz band, but above all, a spirit of welcome and warmth which was palpable on this very special evening when people who had been strangers only two days ago came together in friendship.



On Sunday 8th January 2023

from 3 - 5 pm

at "LInderhof" in Bradfield

the home of one of our members


On Friday, 17 February 2023

at 7.30 pm

at the Oak Room

Acorn Village


Please use the contact form 


call us on 07891 963005


Looking back at the visit to Manningtree by our friends from Frankenberg from 16 - 19 June 2022

Apart from the invitation to eryone in the community to attend the  dinner, there may be availability to join some of the activites organised for our guests, e.g. a tour of Harwich and more! For details, please contact the secretary secretary - details below.


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Exchange visits

Regular visits link the people of our towns. This photo stems from the most recent visit in June 2022. Local Partnership members say good bye to our visitors from Frankenberg after a highly enjoyable visit.

Exchanging gifts

Every exchange visit has a celebration dinner and an exchange of gifts! In 2022 our guests from Frankenberg took home a painting of Manningtree and left us two deckchairs with designs by the artist Philipp Soldan, a famous son of Frankenberg.

A local social get-together

The Partnership arranges regular local social gatherings for its members [Covid-permitting].
On this occasion members were enjoying genuine German cakes and live music!


Contact Manningtree & District/Frankenberg Partnership Association

For more information about membership (only £10 pp pa)  
please contact Dagmar Grafton


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