German City of Solingen honours Blyth

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The German city of Solingen, twinned with Blyth since 1962, has taken this special relationship a step further by inaugurating a dedicated ‘Blyth Room’ in its town hall.  Twelve members of Blyth Citizen Exchange Group, including representatives of the town and county councils, attended the official naming ceremony on 22 April. Welcomed by the Solingen […]

Center for Persecuted Art Finally Opens in Solingen

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After years of negotiations and planning, the Center for Persecuted Art opened at last in the German city of Solingen on Tuesday. The center, based within the Kunstmuseum Solingen, commemorates and exhibits artists who were prohibited and/or persecuted by the Nazi and GDR regimes. According to Solinger Tageblatt, several high profile guests—including German parliamentary president […]

Visit boosts links

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Civic leaders promoted international relations with a visit to a twin towns. A group from Blyth Valley Council visited Solingen in the Wuppertal area of Germany to attend the area’s popular Mungsten Bridge Railway Festival. The mayor, Councillor Bill Cobb, the mayoress, Betty Shanks, their deputies Councillor Kath Nisbet and Councillor Margaret Rochester, and Liberal […]