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Twin towns - a rather strange phenomenon – but one that may be about to become far more popular with news that the ultimate fantasy factory - Walt Disney World in Florida – is on the look out for a town in the UK to twin with…


[UKPRwire, Sat Oct 17 2009] Twin towns - a rather strange phenomenon – but one that may be about to become far more popular with news that the ultimate fantasy factory - Walt Disney World in Florida – is on the look out for a town in the UK to twin with…

Twinning towns is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links between their inhabitants.

Some towns don't spring to mind as having twin potential. The Midlands cathedral town of Worcester recently tried to twin itself with Gaza in a show of support for the Palestinian people. Unsurprisingly, this twin-ship was turned down.

The earliest form of town twinning in Europe was between the German city of Paderborn and the French city of Le Mans in 836, although this was not officially established as a modern town twinning arrangement until 1967.

The first recorded modern twinning agreement was between Keighley, West Yorkshire and Poix-du-Nord, Nord, France in 1920 following the end of World War I. The practice was continued after the Second World War as a way to bring European people into a closer understanding of each other and to promote cross-border projects of mutual benefit. Coventry twinned with Dresden as an act of peace and reconciliation as both cities having been heavily bombed during the war.

Now, Walt Disney World in Florida is on the hunt for its very own UK town to twin with.

Anyone who thinks their town, village or city is worthy of being twinned with Mickey and Minnie’s hometown should apply in writing to a panel of judges and include photos or a video of their town to prove why it has that X-factor.

The judges say they will be focusing on the following key factors:

How does your town celebrate its traditions?
How does your town appeal to people of all ages?
How does your town look to the future?
How is your town family friendly?
Who’s your town’s inspirational person?

Entries on the website so far include Newquay, Leeds and Reigate, Surrey.

Whoever submits the winning nomination will win a holiday to Florida for the official twinning ceremony at Walt Disney World, presided over by the mayor of Main Street.

Better get your skates on – applications are only being accepted until the 22nd November, so check out www.waltdisneyworldtwinnedtown.co.uk for more information on how to enter.

For more information on properties in the UK and the market in general, please visit http://www.themovechannel.co.uk/

-ENDS-

Notes to editors:

TheMoveChannel.com is a property website that was founded in 1999 as an online resource for buying, selling and learning about property. It now receives as many as 300,000 visits per month and advertises over 50,000 properties in nearly 90 countries, which are listed by over 500 partner organisations.

For further information as well as images and interview possibilities, please contact:

Dan Johnson
Managing Director
www.themovechannel.com
0207 952 7650








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