Town twinning: Manningtree and District-Frankenberg

Who are the Manningtree and District/Frankenberg Partnership Association?                             

The Manningtree District Frankenberg Partnership was founded in 1970. Now, 50 years later, they seek to build on the many successes achieved and to sustain and further develop their Partnership. Through regular contact between individuals and families and through links and visits between special interest groups, they enable communities to meet together socially and learn about each other’s lifestyle, cultures and aspirations. You can find out more on their website

Is it for you? 

If you like to travel, enjoy making new friends and exploring new places, you like to learn and understand about where you are and who you meet and you feel that maintaining strong links with our near neighbours is as important today as it was back in 1970 then perhaps you would like to know a little more.

Where is Frankenberg?

It is about 110 miles east of Cologne in the state of Hesse. It is an old and historically important town and now a successful urban centre whose wider district includes a number of surrounding villages.

The town of Frankberg

Who are Manningtree and District-Frankenberg?

Manningtree District Frankenberg Partnership Association (MDFPA) is an independent, self-supporting membership association.  Our members come from all over the Tendring Peninsular as well as from the Essex-Suffolk border villages. Annual membership is £5 per person (see details below).

What do they do?

Thanks to a dedicated and hard-working committee they aim to raise community awareness and stimulate interest in the Partnership.   They arrange social events several times during the year, often German-themed and with entertainments. Our AGM is held in March. We are in regular contact with our partner town to share ideas and to make plans and arrangements for visits.

Forthcoming major events

For up to date information and events please go to the partnership's website:, or contact Dagmar on 07891 963005. 

The Frankenberg group wave goodbye after their 2016 visit

The Frankenberg group wave goodbye after their 2016 visit

The partnership celebrated their anniversary in the form of a beautiful book of memories which is witness to "50 Years of Partnership & Friendship". It has been warmly received by our members. Anyone who had links with the Partnership in the past is invited to contact the secretary for a copy of the book - while stocks last.   

Association Memory book launch

We would love to see you. For more information and to book, please contact the secretary.


Denis Baldry (+447484816055)                        

Chestnut Lodge, 124 Colchester Road              

Lawford, Manningtree, CO11 2BH                                                     



Dagmar Grafton (+447891963005)

Linderhof, Heath Road

Bradfield, Manningtree, CO11 2XD 

Please contact either of the above for more information or to join the partnership, please call or text our Secretary on 07891963005

Last updated on: 26/05/2022 - 16:10