The town-twinning association between Trowbridge and Leer-Ostfriesland in Germany has celebrated 30 years during 2019. Following a visit from a number of German guests in July, members of the Trowbridge-Leer Twinning Association, along with Town Crier Trevor Heeks and a group of employees of Trowbridge Town Council, spent a few days in October as guests of the German town. All enjoyed the hospitality offered by the hosts, the highlight being the Gallimarkt, an annual occasion celebrated in Leer for over 500 years. The group also enjoyed boat excursions, and a traditional Leer tea reception at the Rathaus (Town Hall) as guests of the Town Mayor, Frau Beatrix Kuhl.