Society History

Welcome to our Society History page. Click any of the items below to see the story in full.

Previous Society Chairs

Chairs of Halifax Aachen Society Chairs of Partnerschaftskomitee Aachen-Halifax/Calderdale 1975-1978 Iris Sharpe 1978-1980 Tony Sharpe 1980-1982 Ian Mulhall 1982-1987 Arnold Edwards 1987-1992 George Fearnley 1992-1994 Donald Pickles 1994-2000 Cllr Wilfred

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Biennial Writing Competition

The competition was run by the Society in the year that the members visit the twin town and was open to under-19s studying or living in Calderdale. The prize was

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Halifax and Aachen through the Ages

Aachen 1-4c A Roman spa 8c Charlemagne develops his Palace and court 1166 Town Charter granted 1267 First Town Hall built 1450 Guild Charter 1531 Thirteenth and last coronation of

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Early Exchanges

In the early years after the War new administrative institutions and democratic arrangements were being created – the British set up councils based on the kind of local government that

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