Warminster Town Council has welcomed guests from Warminster, Pennsylvania to commemorate a 10-year twinning relationship. In 2013 some Councillors from Warminster, Wiltshire, visited Warminster, USA, and were shown around the American town; a delegation has now returned the favour with a visit to Wiltshire.
Visitors from the USA included Leo Quinn III – who was previously Chairperson for Warminster Board of Supervisors (the USA equivalent of Mayor) – who was joined by Claudia B Quinn, Kevin J O’Leary, and Mary C O’Leary during their visit on Saturday 16th September.
The group had a welcome lunch at The Old Bell, before a tour of Warminster town landmarks followed by a meal at The Old Firehouse – the packed day concluded with a trip to Prestbury Sport’s Bar, where the visitors enjoyed a David Bowie tribute act.
After celebrating together and swapping stories on each town, the group joined forces once again to open the Autumn Market held at the Civic Centre on Sunday 17th September.
The Mayor of Warminster, Councillor Phil Keeble, said:
Links have been further strengthened between the two towns after a very enjoyable and fruitful weekend.
Warminster Township, like Warminster, UK, is a vibrant community to live, work, and play – we also both pride ourselves on fostering strong business organisations as well as being emerging leaders in environmental, technological, and economic practices.
The two towns will continue to work together to promote cultural links and we hope it will not be another 10 years before we are able to visit each other again.”
Leo Quinn III added:
We hope to further build on our strong cultural and civic ties, we aim to promote and encourage the exchange of ideas and customs between our citizenries. We are proud to reaffirm and celebrate the relationship between Warminster, England and Warminster, Pennsylvania. We hope to be back again.”
It is hoped more events and visits will be planned between the two towns.
Last modified: 21 September 2023