HOW well do you know Stromstad - Ledbury's twin town in Sweden?

A special quiz evening has been organised for Ledbury townsfolk to get together to help raise money for the Ledbury Stromstad Twinning Association.

The event is a quiz taking place on Friday 17 March 2023 at the Ledbury British Legion Club 7.30 pm.

Jill Jupp, secretary of the association said: "Proceeds from this event, will go to support the Ledbury Swifts Footballers Under 16 visit to Strömstad at the end of July this year.

"So come and enjoy a fun evening at this annual event.

"Prizes, pay bar and raffle."

Strömstad is a locality and the seat of Strömstad Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 6,288 inhabitants in 2010. For historical reasons, Strömstad is called a city despite its small population.

Strömstad became part of Sweden in 1658, as part of the Treaty of Roskilde, which transferred the Bohuslän province from Norway to Sweden.

It achieved town status in 1676. Strömstad became an important sea-bathing and spa destination in the mid-19th century.

The close proximity to Norway is evident throughout town, and cars and boats arrive daily from Norway.

Despite its small size, Strömstad is a bustling town throughout the year due to its international ferry link to Sandefjord, Norway. This is particularly true for Easter (especially Maundy Thursday) and the months of June and July, when thousands of vacationing Norwegians are visiting Strömstad.

The Association also took part in the ‘World Book Day’ event organised by Ledbury Town Council on Saturday 4 March. Members of the Twinning Association read ‘Pippi Longstocking’ by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren in Pot and Page café.

Children enjoyed the story, other Swedish children’s books, exploring related artefacts and colouring etc.

The Association would like to thank Nic and Holly from Pot and Page for enabling. us to hold the event in the Café.

For more information regarding Ledbury’s Twinning with Strömstad in Sweden please contact the Secretary’.