Twin town pen pals meet up

Spittal woman Helen Campbell and her Norwegian pen friend Karin Hansen were reunited when she came to stay in Berwick last week.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 16 July, 2016, 08:06
Long distance pen friends Karin Hansen and Helen Campbell

Last year, Helen and her partner Brendan travelled to Sarpsborg, one of Berwick’s twin towns, to meet Karin for the first time after writing to each other for 53 years.

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Helen said: “We promised to meet up again and we did on Saturday when she and her husband flew from Oslo to Edinburgh. They stayed with me in Eastcliffe for two nights. We all enjoyed an excellent guided tour of Berwick town walls on Tuesday lunchtime with the very knowledgeable Jim Herbert. Brendan and I are invited for a return visit to Sarpsborg next year to stay with Karin and Helge. We are looking forward to this very much.”