Mayor of Szentendre visits town to mark twenty years of twinning – 1st & 2nd April 2016

The new mayor of Szentendre Miklos Verseghi Nagy and his wife Zsuzsanna arrived in style, being picked up from the airport in a Bentley kindly provided by Graham Buck, Twinning Club member.

They were house guests of Malcolm Lyons and Trish James and enjoyed a full programme of events arranged by Huntingdon Town Council and HGTA, including tours of Huntingdon, Godmanchester and Cambridge, complete with the obligatory punt ride on the Cam!

They particularly enjoyed an intimate meal hosted by the Mayor of Godmanchester and a Friday night get together with the Szentendre Sub Committee at the Hill restaurant.

Twenty years of twinning between our two towns was celebrated with a tree planting ceremony in Bloomfield Park.

Huntingdon Town Council organised a visit to the town workshop and spring flower propagation centre and a visit to the indoor bowls club for a demonstration. The Council also held an enjoyable reception on the Saturday night where small gifts were exchanged between Mayors.

Miklos and Zsuzsanna were very impressed with their first visit to Huntingdon where they found the welcome very warm and engaging. Their return trip did not include a Bentley but compensation was in the form of sub committee chairman David Brown and his wife Shirley who saw them safely on their way.

A further celebration will take place in Szentendre in June when participating members of the Twinning Association, covering their own costs as usual, including flights, will be hosted by Szentendre Committee members.

In the photo gallery there are 4 photos taken at the Official Signing of the Charter with Szentendre in 1996.

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