and Highbridge could soon be twinned with Russian
and Highbridge could soon be twinned with a town in Russia.
and Highbridge Town Council has been approached by a dance group
based at the town's King Alfred School to see whether a formal
civic link with Pereslavl Zalessky could be formed.
council spokeswoman Lorna Brewer told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
dance group, Kazdanz, has visited the Russian town over several
years on exchange visits so strong links already exist."
group from Pereslavl Zalessky will be visiting Burnham and Highbridge
this autumn and therefore the possibility of establishing a more
formal civic link is being considered by the town council over
the next few months."
Zalessky is located in Yaroslavl Oblast, 87 miles northeast of
Moscow on the shores of Pleschevo Lake at the mouth of the Trubezh
River. It has a population of 41,923 people and is best known
for its traditional architecture, which includes the historic
covered Kazdanz's visit to the Russian town during 2010 here
(pictured above) and in 2009 here.
and Highbridge is already twinned with Fritzlar,
a town in the German region of Hessen, and France's Louvigne du
Members of Burnham and Highbridge Kazdanz group in Pereslavl
their 2010 visit and, below, Goritsky Monastery