It was with great sadness that the Odenwald Association members heard of the sudden death of Sheila Simpson who was Secretary to the Association for many years and without doubt, the mainstay of the Association with the development of relationships, the maintenance of links with our sister organisation The Schottland Vereinigung and the many personalContinue reading “Tribute to Sheila Simpson”
At the Odenwald Association meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, Christine Simm, a “stitcher” involved in the making of The Great Tapestry of Scotland, gave an informative and amusing talk. She showed slides of her participation in the embroidery of one of the panels which make up the 160 panels of the Great Tapestry ofContinue reading “Great Tapestry of Scotland”
The final event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Odenwald Association was an evening of music, song and dance held in St. Francis Xavier Hall, Falkirk on Saturday 24 October 2015. Over 90 friends attended including guests from our partner area, the Odenwaldkreis and representatives of Falkirk Council. The excellent entertainment was provided byContinue reading “Celebration evening”
Falkirk district celebrated its 40th anniversary of its twinning links with Odenwald with an exhibition in the Howgate Centre, Falkirk. As well as displays, there was also live music and activities for children. The event was held on October 24, 2015 – before an evening reception in St. Francis Xavier’s Church Hall in Falkirk. PicturesContinue reading “Display marks 40th anniversary”
Because our friend Elfi in the Odenwald reads “The Falkirk Herald” she found out that Falkirk had a Parkinson’s Branch. When a group from the Odenwald Association visited in September, Elfi contacted Andy, the Chairman of the Association to ask him to bring back to Falkirk a gift from Parkinson’s in the Odenwald. The OdenwaldContinue reading “Falkirk Branch of Parkinson’s UK: links with the Odenwald”
To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Odenwald Association, a group of 13 members from our sister group in the Odenwald, the Schottland Vereinigung will be visiting Falkirk between Friday 23 – Tuesday 27 October. The group will visit the Association’s exhibition in the Community Hub, Howgate, enjoy an evening of Scottish music andContinue reading “Planning a Dram good visit”
Photographs created by the Bad König Photographic club were exhibited in La Porte Precinct, Grangemouth. A group of members from the Odenwald Association and Falkirk Camera Club attended the opening which was officiated by Grangemouth Councillor Robert Spears and Mary Jane Armstrong from Falkirk Delivers, who gave support for obtaining access to the vacant shop.Continue reading “Photographic exhibition from Odenwald”
On Tuesday 13 October, the Odenwald Association had its first meeting of the season when plans for the coming year were finalised including the programme for the Association’s 40th Anniversary celebrations. The format of the meetings is a business meeting followed by a social part, with German style nibbles and drinks on offer. If youContinue reading “Anniversary plans”
Here are some diary dates for the Odenwald Association for the 2015-16 season. October 13 – Open Evening Ocober 16-22 – Photographic Display in Grangemouth Shop, La Porte Precinct October 24 – 40 Anniversary CelebrationsDisplay of Promotion material, Community Hub, Howgate Falkirk 10 a.m.-4.00 p.m.Celebration Evening of Music, Song and Dance at St. Francis Xavier’sContinue reading “Dates for your diary”
A group of 11 members of the Odenwald Association travelled to Germany in September 2016, some staying in the Michelstädterhof and others being hosted in homes of friends. Two new members were experiencing their first visit; all returned having had different experiences but unanimous that it was a fabulous and fun visit. An invitation toContinue reading “Visit to Odenwald”
Odenwald’s “Schottische Nacht” was held in Schloss Castle or Palace in Erbach in June 2015. The Jenkins Dancers and the Tonkerers band from Falkirk district entertained the crowds. The event was organised by Schottland Vereinigung – the Scottish association for the Odenwald area and our twinning partners in Germany. Pictures from the event are postedContinue reading “Schottische Nacht in Erbach”
After a busy Summer, the Odenwald Association will hold its first meeting of the new season on its regular second Tuesday of the month, on October 14, 2014, at 7.00 p.m. in Municipal Buildings, Falkirk. If you, your group, or oganisation is interested in Twinning or finding out more about the Odenwald region of Germany youContinue reading “New season for Association”
A group of nine representatives of the Odenwald Association’s sister twinning organisation in Germany, the Schottland Vereinigung arrived on Friday, July 25, 2014. They were met at Edinburgh airport by Association members who undertook the transfer to Powfoulis Hotel, where they were welcomed by members and the programme for the visit discussed. On the followingContinue reading “Schottland Vereinigung visit”
The Odenwald Association had a stall at the 2014 Airth Highland Games. Pictures from the event are shown below. If you’d like to help the Association with future fundraising or promotional activities, please get in touch.
Although it was a grey, cloudy day, a group of members set up and manned a bottle stall at the 2014 Bo’ness Victorian Fair, as a fundraising venture. It was hard work trying to persuade the public to participate as heavy showers of rain had everyone running for shelter over the course of the day. Continue reading “Victorian Street Fair fun”
The beauty of the Odenwald. The historic old town of Michelstadt with its Rathaus of 1484, the Church, the Thief’s Tower and its beautiful Fachwerk (timber frame) buildings. Colourful timber framed buildings in various patterns are a feature of Michelstadt and throughout the Odenwald area.
The Jenkins Dancers from Falkirk district delighted attendees at a Burns Night in Beerfelden in Odenwald. The celebration of Scotland’s national bard usually takes place every two years and is organised by our sister organisation Schottland Vereinigung. If you’d like to get involved in twinning, please contact us.