Plymouth: Officials from Plymouth MA, and Plymouth, England sign agreement

In a ceremony that took place Tuesday night at the 17th Century English Village of Plimoth Plantation, officials from Plymouth, MA and Plymouth, UK, signed an agreement strengthening the bonds between them. The pledge, called a Twinning Agreement, was signed by Councillor Peter Smith, Leader of the Council of Plymouth, England and Selectman Chairman Matt Muratore: “It just binds the relationship of the twin cities between Plymouth, England and Plymouth, Mass.  It’s also going to help us economically as we move forward with the 400th Anniversary coming from both sides of the ocean.”

And on the other side of that ocean, they’re calling it the Mayflower 400. Councillor Smith: “We’ve got a lot of history, the two Plymouth’s and we need to build that relationship, so, you know, before that Mayflower 400 comin’ up it needs to be built and we build on that today.”

Then officials of the twin cities moved to town hall where Councillor Smith sat with the Select Board and members of the UK delegation spoke giving an economic, cultural and political update of their city, the 15thlargest in the UK. But Adrian Vinken, CEO of the Theater Royal says– with a chuckle –that some people in his country don’t seem to remember where his city is.  And is he going to help them remember? “Absolutely, we’re going to make sure that they do and, hopefully, with your help we will be able to do that.”

Councillor Peter Smith and Selectman Mathew Muratore sign the "Twinning Agreement"









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About Bobbi Clark

Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.