WREXHAM has celebrated its first public twinning event with hundreds turning up to discover a piece of German, Polish and Welsh culture.
The first town twinning between Kreis Iserlohn and Wrexham rural district was established on March 17, 1970 and soon followed the twinning arrangement with Makischer Kreis and Raciborz.
Wrexham and the Polish city signed up in March 2004. Since then, 30,000 visits have taken place.
Twinning mainly centred on cultural and sporting exchanges between choirs, schools and sports clubs.
It also implemented new initiatives such as placing students on work placements in their partner country, the exchange of exhibitions, the establishment of business and economic links, and exciting projects such as the Welsh-German Youth Orchestra.
This twinning event celebrated this cultural and historic link between Wrexham, Raciborz in Poland and Markischer Kreis in Germany.
The celebration was opened by the Mayor of Wrexham and was followed by live music performances including The Fron Male Voice Choir, The Cantorion Rhos Choir and Welsh folk band Grasshopper.
Queen’s Square hosted a market to give people the chance to find out more on the traditions, food, art, heritage and culture of the twin regions with stalls including a giant German sausage barbecue and tourist information from representatives of both Märkischer Kreis and Racibòrz.