BROMSGROVE’S twin town of Gronau in Northwest Germany has paid tribute to the late president of Bromsgrove International Link, with a bench on its high street.

In his will, David Turner, former president of Bromsgrove International Link left legacies to Bromsgrove and its two twin towns of Gronau in Germany and Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin in Normandy, France to recognise his work to establish links between the three communities.

Gronau was first off the mark to honour David’s memory with an inscription describing the bench as a gift from Bromsgrove to the town of Gronau.

David’s widow Avery Turner said: “David was a passionate believer in the twinning movement and dedicated much of his life to developing the links between Bromsgrove and its two twin towns."

The current chairman of Bromsgrove International Link, Roger Westbury visited Gronau and shared a seat on the bench with Gabi Koenemann from the office of the mayor of Gronau.