Since 1987 Biddulph has been twinned with Fusignano, a small town in north east Italy, close to the Adriatic coast.
Venice lies 80 miles to the north, Florence 50 miles southwest and Bologna 30 miles northwest.
The area around Fusignano is mainly agricultural, with the main crops being fruits and grapes for the wine industry.
Aims of Twinning:
- To promote social, educational, cultural and sporting links with the people of Fusignano.
- To develop strong ties which will lead to a better understanding of the people of other countries.
- To institute regular exchanges between individuals and groups of all ages from the two towns.
History of the Twinning
Biddulph Town Council first discussed the possibility of twinning the two towns in 1987.
In August the same year, the Mayor of Biddulph at the time, the late Councillor Eddie Sutton signed a Twinning Charter with the Mayor of Fusignano at that time, Signor Oriano Pirazzini, to maintain permanent bonds between the two towns.
Many lasting ties and friendships have been created through town twinning.
Hopefully, exchange visits can resume post COVID-19 and we can welcome visitors from Fusignano to Biddulph again.
Biddulph Twinning Committee
Meetings are usually held monthly, everyone is welcome to attend.
The Committee organises entertainment, activities, fund-raising and social events.
Help with fund-raising, hosting or simply participation in social events is greatly appreciated.
For more information, contact Jacky Nevill (Chair).
Phone: 07787 810447