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Towns twinned with Ashford in Kent
Ashford and its twinned towns :
Bad Munstereifel : Fourgeres : Hopewell
Ashford is twinned with several towns. Bad Munstereifel in Germany is Ashford's longest twinning association. Established way back in 1964, although informal links were much earlier. You can find out more about Bad Munstereifel by clicking here (we did have to use google translate for this).
Ashford is also twinned with Fougères in France. Twinning began officially in 1984 following six years of unofficial twinning. If you want to know more about Fougères then click here.
Lastly, Ashford is twinned with Hopewell, Virginia in the U.S.A. Twinning began in
1994. Why are we twinned with Hopewell I hear you ask. Well, I’m glad you asked.
It turns out we’re linked by history. Ashford is the birth place of Captain Francis
Eppes, a founding father of Hopewell. Receiving a land grant from the King of England
in 1635, Eppes and his family immigrated to the New World and established Appomattox
Plantation at the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers in Virginia. Today
Appomattox Plantation is one of the oldest existing estates in America. A major tourist
attraction, the estate is now part of Petersburg National Battlefield. General Ulysses
Grant maintained his headquarters there from 1864-
You can read a press release about the lastest visit to Hopewell by peoples of Ashford
(took place 7th-
You can visit Hopewell’s website and learn more by clicking here.
If you would like to find out more about our twinning with Hopewell, you can contact Mark Whitling of The Friends Of Hopewell Association on 07900 263620. You can visit the website by clicking here.
We'd like to put more information about what goes on but we cant find any, so it looks like you have to be in with the association to be up on all the happenings.
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