Building bridges for over thirty years

A handshake across the continent


The original purpose of the Sedgefield Twinning Association was “to promote and foster friendship and understanding between the people of the town of Sedgefield and District and those of Hamminkeln in Germany”. The STA’s success is still evident from ongoing mutual visits and longstanding friendships between families in the two countries, sometimes even being passed on from generation to generation!


The Sedgefield Twinning Association and the first link with our twin town Hamminkeln in Germany were founded in 1982. Since then, yearly exchanges have taken place between these two towns and, of course, warm friendships grew and people kept going back year after year. 


The Sedgefield Twinning Association has come a long way over the past four decades. Strong friendships have been built over the years but we would now like to explore how we can grow this further, for instance by engaging with other sports and social clubs or local businesses.


Upcoming events

Please see below for events on the Sedgefield calendar that the Twinning Association is getting involved with. Please join us!

8 May 2020
VE Day

Sedgefield Twinning Association will be represented at our town’s VE Day!

13-17 May 2020
Visit of German guests to Sedgefield

A group of around 15 Germans from Hamminkeln will be visiting Sedgefield.
The programme is still being developed and will be posted here once confirmed. 
If you would like more information or to get involved, please contact us through the Contact Form below.

Upcoming event

Coming soon!

Meet the Committee!

Alda Hummelinck

STA Chair

Dawn Kirk-Walton

STA Vice Chair

Sam Edgoose

STA Treasurer

Philip Houghton

STA Secretary

Judith Edgoose

STA Committee member

Geoff Clifford-Brown

STA Committee member

Amelia Martin

STA Committee member

Alison Martin

STA Committee member

Leo McCormack

STA Committee member, Mayor of Sedgefield

Chris Lines

STA Committee member, Town Council representative

Stephen Winter

STA Committee member, Town Council representative

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the Sedgefield Twinning Association or if you have any ideas or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!