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A Japanese delegation find out about community building the IET way

Last update: 11.11.13 First posted: 11.11.13 by in

When they arrived I new one word of Japanese, now I know two.
But I leaned much more than a new word. Our visitors told us about their town and how community works there and that being Incredible and Edible might be on the cards when they get home to help grow community and kindness.
They sadly got held up on the motorway so we tried our best to make the day incredible when they arrived. Mary with the help of a brilliant interpreter told them all about building community using the language of food
Mary tells the incredible story with the help of an interpreter
Then we went on a short tour of some of the town centre growing town, the police station was a big hit with the delegates
Japanese delegation at Tod police station
We were all armed with big umbrellas to ward of the rain but the weather didn’t dampen our spirits and we were all looking forward to our real Yorkshire lunch of local pies mushy peas and red cabbage so were soon on our way back to the Unitarian to eat. The lunch was all cooked and delivered by Todmorden’s famous pieman Tony from Ham Corner in Tod Market
Tony delivers some amazing pies
Tony met all the delegates,
the delegates all shake Tony by the hand
and very kindly posed for them so they could get photos of the chef.
compliments to the chef
The pies went down a treat every one loved them and were very complimentary and Tony’s rhubarb and ginger crumble was outstanding and Mary made incredible custard to top it off.
All too soon it was time to say goodbye so just time for one more photo
one for the album
before our visitors coach came to whisk then away.

We were delighted when a couple of days later the company who arranged the visit said that they would like to arrange more tours to Todmorden as this group had enjoyed their visit so much.

Of course we are delighted at the thought, and I may be able to learn even more Japanese.

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