Hills Homes recently welcomed the Calne and District Twinning Association and their visitors from Caln Township, Pennsylvania, USA at Hills’ High Penn Park development.
During the visit to High Penn Park, the visitors were shown plans and computer generated images of the houses which will be built at Hills’ next development off Sandpit Road in Calne.
A street name was unveiled by Patty DeFroscia of Caln in honour of her late husband, Tom DeFroscia, whom during his life helped to strengthen the connection between the two towns across the Atlantic.
Nick King, Group director Hills Homes said: “It was a pleasure to meet the members of the Calne and District Twinning Association and the residents of Caln who were visiting Wiltshire. We were pleased to support the group’s visit and strengthen the connection between the two towns by naming a street after Tom DeFroscia who dedicated his life to Caln and its community”.
Caln Township was founded in 1702 by settlers from Calne in Wiltshire and it is located 30 miles west of Philadelphia. Some of Caln’s residents explored the link with Calne around 1968 and this has grown to sharing visits with the Calne and District Twinning Association which includes residents of the two other towns twinned with Calne: Eningen-unter- Achalm in Germany and Charlieu in France.
Pictured: Patty DeFroscia in the centre joined with Nick King, Group director – Hills Homes (standing left of the street name) with Jan Pearce – Site Manager of Hills’s High Penn Park (standing right of the street name). Calne Town Mayor Cllr Robert Merrick is pictured to the left of Jan Pearce and Deputy Mayor
Richard Jones is pictured to the left of Nick King with members of the Twinning Association and Caln