Many people in the Manningtree area and beyond have shared visits and friendships in Frankenberg, Germany, over the past 49 years.

These have not only included individuals, but groups and organisations sharing in the Manningtree and District Frankenberg Partnership Association.

2020 marks the 50 years of the partnership of the two towns and districts and this will be celebrated in Frankenberg in October next year.

To mark this event we are collecting memories and, if possible, a photo of so many wonderful links that the partnership has made.

If you can record any such memories either email or post them to David Shearmur, Merryweather House, 8, Grange Road, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex CO11 2JB.

Or email no later than November 30.

David Shearmur

Merryweather House, Manningtree