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Visit to SI Remscheid

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Four members of Soroptimist International of Kenilworth and District recently enjoyed a three day visit to their Friendship Link Club of SI Remscheid in Germany. It was an opportunity to strengthen the friendship between the two clubs that has existed for many years.

We were treated to great hospitality and visits to the local places of interest in the vicinity of Remscheid.

 On Saturday we were joined by members of another of our Friendship Link Clubs, SI Arnhem Oost from The Netherlands. We toured the Wulfing Museum at Radevormwald, a textile museum located at the site of Johann Wulfing and Sons cloth factory, which was founded in 1774 and produced high quality cloths for over 200 years until 1996.

 In the afternoon we visited the Church at the Abbey in nearby Beyenburg. The Church was built in 1497 and is home to a monastic order who continue to serve their local community. The afternoon was rounded off by sampling the local delicacy of waffles, cherries and cream.

On Sunday we visited the town of Remscheid-Lennep birth place of Wilhem Conrad Rontgen, whom discovered X-rays. We toured the modern Rontgen Museum which had displays of his life and work, as well as more modern applications of X-rays.

The trip gave members the opportunity to share ideas and information about our projects.