Please note the dates of Odenwald Association meetings and activities planned for the coming months. Association meetings are held in The Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk FK1 5RS 2016 November 8 Talk – Kayleigh Boardman, A Veterinary Nurse in Africa. 7.00 pm Municipal Buildings, Falkirk December No meeting 2017 January 10 Annual Dinner, CladhanContinue reading “Notice of meetings 2016-17”
Walter Simms (vice-Chair) welcomed everyone to the first meeting of the 2016-17 session of the Odenwald Association. He extended a special welcome to Sylvia, who had heard about the Association at Hanne Stuckert’s Limes talk at Falkirk Library during Big Roman Week. Anne Simms (Secretary) then reported on all the happenings over the summer, includingContinue reading “First meeting on 2016-17 session”
As part of Big Roman Week in Falkirk, a festival co-ordinated by The Friends of Kinneil charity, Hanne Stuckert, M.A., Provincial Roman Archeologist and Education officer in Museum Schloss Fechenbach in Germany, was invited by Falkirk Council, to give a series of talks about the Romans in mainland Europe. Hanne, who was raised in theContinue reading “Hanne goes Roman!”
The Executive Committee of the Odenwald Association is finalising the programme for the next session which starts on Tuesday, 11th October with our Open Evening. One or two things are happening before that. Martina Emmerich is coming over for the Bloody Scotland crime-writing festival the weekend of 9th September. She will be busy attending eventsContinue reading “Big Roman Week 2016”
Saturday 23 July 2016: Odenwald Association members turned out to man the fund raising Bottle Stall at the 145th Airth Highland Games. Alongside the local pipe band, Highland Dancing competitions, children’s entertainment, craft stalls, foods, refreshment tents, and the sights and sounds of the fair, the park was transformed in the magnificent setting between theContinue reading “Games stall raises more than £400”
Following on previous years, The Odenwald Association will be holding a Bottle Stall at Airth Highland Games which will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.at North Green Park, The Wilderness, Airth. Members will be manning the stall stocked with bottle prizes, from Shampoo to Champagne, soft drinks toContinue reading “Support us at Airth Games”
Two students Denise and Saskia, from Beruflicheschule in the Odenwald were collected from the airport by members of the Odenwald Association and settled into their accommodation ready for their 3 weeks’ work experience placements at Municipal Buildings, the Kelpies and Falkirk Library. Before starting work they were taken on a tour of the TrossachsContinue reading “Student work placements”
Tuesday 10 May will be our last meeting of this Session and we will be planning for Summer events and the programme for 2016-2017 session. Upcoming events include: the Falkirk Tryst Festival in May; supporting the Airth Highland Games in July; a visit from members of Schottland Vereinigung; and (hopefully) a visit by theContinue reading “Meeting on May 10, 2016”
At the AGM of the Odenwald Association on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 the undernoted were elected as office bearers: Chair – Andy ChristieVice Chair – Walter SimmsTreasurer – Charlie TibblesSecretary – Anne Simms Executive Committee – Office Bearers and Joe Dettlaff, Gray Allan, Linda Kenna, Mark Allison, Emma Gillanders, and Kathryn Grainger.
As part of the programme for the year, the Meeting of 8 March was a social evening with a group of 9 members from the Odenwald Association visiting The WEST Brewery in Glasgow to experience a German evening in Scotland! The Brewery is housed in the iconic Templeton Building which was previously a world famousContinue reading “Evening at WEST Brewery”
Please remember that there will be no meeting of the Odenwald Association in Municipal Buildings on Friday, March 8, 2016 – as a social evening at the West Brewery in Glasgow has been arranged as part of the social programme. Next meeting is the AGM 12 April, 2016 at 7.00 pm. Municipal Buildings, Falkirk.
While in the Odenwald as entertainers for the Burns Supper, Falkirk music teachers Susanne Bell and Gareth Lloyd were invited to two schools as part of a music project to teach children through music and song a little about Scottish culture. With Susanne playing accordion and tin whistle and Gareth on guitar, almost 60 childrenContinue reading “Odenwald children learn about Scottish culture”
Bad König is an attractive Spa town in the Odenwald, Falkirk’s twinning partner area in Hessen, Germany. Bad König has an active camera club and members have compiled a photographic record of the town, “Then and Now”. A selection of photos is presently being exhibited at Bo’ness Library, together with a display about The OdenwaldContinue reading “Bad König – then and now”
Talk by Carl John, Scottish Railway Preservation Society and Management Development Board. Association meeting – Tuesday 9 February 2016 Carl John, a working Councillor with West Lothian Council by day, revealed another side of his life which, from 1961 as a young ‘trainspotter taking numbers in a book”, he has matured into a fully-fledged geekContinue reading “Scottish Railway Preservation Society”
Members of the Odenwald Association regularly visit Germany in the winter months to join in Burns’ Supper celebrations. Here are some pictures from the 2016 trip. Please note this archived gallery contains collage pictures and is best viewed on a desktop computer.
Come and Get Your Very Own T-shirt – while they are available! At the meeting of the Odenwald Association on Tuesday 9th February, there will be the option to buy Odenwald Association T-shirts, created especially for the Association, these unique, ultra-stylish, must have buys, only cost £10 each. Only sizes Large or Extra LargeContinue reading “February meeting of Association”
Season’s Greetings to our sister organisation, the Schottland Vereinigung and to all our friends in the Odenwald. Members of the Odenwald Association wish you all a happy, healthy 2016. We look forward to renewing old friendships, strengthening existing bonds and developing new links in our twinning partnership. “Lang may yer lum reek”. Continue reading “Happy New Year!”
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”