Twinning History

Caldicot has enjoyed a Twinning Agreement for over 30 years. This arose from contacts between the Town Council via the British Council. Caldicot's first contact was with Wiesental, population 9,000, in Southern Germany, situated near the historic towns of Heidelburg and Bruchsal, and the industrial town of Mannheim.

Germany then underwent Local Government Boundary changes and Wiesental was incorporated, with two other villages, into one Parish.The other villages were Kirrlach (11,000) and Waghausel (2,000) and the name of the new Parish was taken from the smallest of the three villages, Waghausel. First Contacts of the twinned Parishes are made between the two councils and then the local organisations make their own arrangements for an exchange, with the Councils taking an advisory position.

Caldicot Town football Club, Caldicot Male Voice Choir and the Severn Tunnel Band have regular exchanges with similar organisations in Waghausel. Students pay regular visits, as do people not attached to any local organisation. The partnership is still expanding and Caldicot has discovered that there is a good export market for friendliness. Residents of Caldicot, local organisations or groups wishing to have an exchange with our Twin Town can apply to the Town Council Office for information.