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The Manningtree & District/Frankenberg Partnership Association

On Sunday 4th July from 2.30 pm

Afternoon tea in the lovely garden of our Chairman and his wife

At Chestnut Lodge

124 Colchester Road


There is no charge, but donations for the Partnership are always welcome.

Please let the secretary know if you would like to come.

And if you are not yet a member but are interested in what the partnership is all about,

please contact the secretary for a chat.


AND we are looking forward to a visit from our Frankenberg Friends from 7 – 10 October 2021

While we very much hope that this visit will go ahead; in the current situation we cannot take anything for granted. Yet, planning for the visit is underway and as soon as the visit has been confirmed the programme will appear here!

So, do watch this space for more information as and when it becomes available.

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In October the Book of Memories Arrived in Germany

Copies of the book were distributed to all partnership members in Frankenberg, including many singers of the Kantorei choir.

A delegation received copies of the book outside the Rathaus in Frankenberg on behalf of the town and partnership members. 

From left to right: Petra Schönhardt, Gerda Albrecht, Heinz Müller,  Rüdiger Heß (Mayor), Sandra Frost and Erhard Wagner (Partnership Chair) 

To find out a little more about the Book of Memories, just go to the first "About" page.

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 A Surprise Visitor in May 2020

Bernd, the Frankenberg coach driver who had visited Manningtree countless times over many years, chose this year  - of pandemic! to holiday in England - by motorbike! He travelled all the way down to Cornwall, but when it was time to return home he could not resist the temptation to look up some old friends in Manningtree before heading for the ferry in Harwich. He was lucky to find two of his former hosts in. They of course were most surprised to find this leather clad figure with a big motorbike appear outside their homes. But recognition and delight at the reunion swiftly followed the surprise!  
In Manningtree he arrived just in time for afternoon tea in the garden and he was delighted to be presented with a copy of the book of memories. He was proud to be the bearer of the first copy to make its way to Frankenberg - ahead of a much larger consignment later in the year! 
A little later he made his way to  Bradfield where - miraculously - he was in time for dinner in the garden. 
Bernd was delighted with the way his last day turned out, visiting old friends and remembering good times. "If it weren't for the Partnership there is no way I could ever have met so many English people. For me, Manningtree is England and I really feel at home here. Actually, I think this last day of my holiday turned out to be the best!"

Bernd showing off the Book of Memories which he took back to Frankenberg."

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Bernd posing with his coach in Germany.

Maybe on the next trip from Manningtree to Frankenberg he will pick us up at the Hook of Holland in this coach???

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