Bewdley, a town of about 11,000 people, is located on the
River Severn in Worcestershire. The town was first granted a charter by
King Edward IV in 1472. The charter provided independence and allowed the
town to raise its own income, manage, and police itself in exchange for loyalty
to the crown. The River Severn was an important trade route, and for some
time in history, Bewdley was the second largest town in England.
history of this beautiful Georgian town can be experienced by visiting the many
buildings and sites that remain from the past including the butchers’ shambles,
which is now the Bewdley Museum.
Web site: Bewdley,
La Garenne-Colombes is a town of about 19,000
people in the Hauts-de-Seine district 10 miles from Paris. Although the
“warren of Colombes” had been mentioned as far back as 1240, it wasn’t
until the late 1880’s that a village was created here. The town grew
and in 1910 obtained its independence from Colombes.
Garenne is a town full of activity and opportunities for its citizens. The
many public gardens, a warm town center, and clever town-planning have made La
Garenne inviting to both residents and visitors.