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Andover England guests join dedication of the Twinning Garden in The Park


Twinning Garden Dedication in The Park

From top left Buzz Stapczynski - Town Manager, Selectman Ted Teichert, Selectman Mary French, Selectman Brian Major.
From bottom left Pat West - Test Valley Borough Councilor, Peter West, Beryl Carr, Ian Carr - Test Valley Borough Councilor of Andover, Hampshire, England.

Andover, Hampshire, England and Andover, MA, USA have signed a "twinning" agreement. A new "Twinning Garden" is being constructed in The Park of Andover, MA to symbolize the connection between the two Andovers. The dry river bed of Rogers Brook symbolizes the River Test of Andover, England. The garden features a refurbished foot bridge and flowering azaleas and ornamental grasses planted in the dry river bed. Three granite benches will surround a weeping mulberry tree. Another granite bench will be inscribed with the words: "This garden commemorates the twinning of Andover, Hampshire and Andover, MA, June 2, 2000."

Andover, England dedicated "A Place to Rest," a sculpture of Chief Cutshumache pointing West toward Andover, USA to symbolize our twinning agreement.

The Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley, Hampshire, England pose for a picture in the Twinning Garden in The Park. - October 11, 2001

The Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley, Hampshire, England pose for a picture in the Twinning Garden in The Park. - October 11, 2001
Left to Right: Town Manager Buzz Stapczynski, Selectman Ray Hender, Joan Taylor, Councillor Jack Taylor, Selectman Ted Teichert, Selectman Brian Major

The Mayor and Mayoress with members of the Board of Selectmen in the Selectmen's Conference Room at the Town Offices - October 10, 2001

The Mayor and Mayoress with members of the Board of Selectmen in the Selectmen's Conference Room at the Town Offices - October 10, 2001
From Left to Right: Selectman John Hess, Joan Taylor, Selectman Ted Teichert, Councilor Jack Taylor, Selectman Ray Hender, Selectman Brian Major.

Our guests from England having scones and orange juice for breakfast at the Senior Center.

Our guests from England having scones and orange juice for breakfast at the Senior Center.
From Left to Right: Pat Simmonds, Councilor Jack Taylor, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Claudia Bach, Town Manager Buzz Stapczynski, Joan Taylor.

A granite bench commemorating the Twinning of Andover, MA and Andover, Hampshire, England.

A granite bench commemorating the Twinning of Andover, MA and Andover, Hampshire, England.


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