Alkmaar 70Celebrating 70 years of friendship
70 years of Friendship
From September 2016 we will be celebrating 70 years of friendship between Bath and Alkmaar.
September 2016 marks exactly 70 years since the first visit of Bath children to Alkmaar in 1946, which completed the ‘circle of friendship’ which began when Alkmaar children came to Bath for the first time a few months earlier.
We are celebrating this 70 years of friendship from September 2016 through to August 2017, with a variety of special activities and events, including a planned Alkmaar Week sometime in Summer 2017.
Many organisations and people across the City – from sport, the arts, in education and business – will be involved, echoing the way the whole City came together to help the then desperate people of Alkmaar at the end of the Second World War.
If you or your organisation have ideas for activities to mark 70 years of friendship between Bath and Alkmaar, please contact us: we can help turn your ideas into reality.
Three months to go to Alkmaar 70 Week! Details of the programme are below – and already many other activities are underway as we move through our special Anniversary year.
Momentum is picking up as we go into 2017! Below is an update on the activities of the first few weeks of our special celebration year, and plans for the next few months. Update on our launch appeal for “lost” Alkmaar children Back in September we launched Alkmaar 70...
Our 'Alkmaar 70' celebration year begins officially on September 1st, 70 years since the first trip to Alkmaar by Bath schoolchildren. Here’s an update on what’s been happening recently. The Launch: searching for the “lost” Alkmaar children We are marking the launch...
Plans for what we are now calling our 'Alkmaar 70' celebration year (from September 2016 to August 2017) are now well underway. This September the 1st will mark 70 years since the first trip to Alkmaar by Bath schoolchildren, completing the circle of friendship which...