Wellington, New Zealand

Harrogate has an established link with Wellington, and recognising the association between the two towns/cities from the Second World War.

New Zealand air force crew were based in and around Harrogate and flew bombing raids over Germany from local airfields such as Linton on Ouse and Dishforth.

Sadly, many sacrificed their lives and are buried in the Commonwealth Cemetery at Stonefall.

There is also a New Zealand garden within Valley Gardens which also commemorates those who gave their lives during the war.

Harrogate’s link with Wellington is defined as being ‘an historic Sister City’.

We are keen to develop this and, in association with Sir Thomas Ingilby, we are hoping that Wellington will accept our invitation to the 2020 Golden Oldies Cricket Festival .

(That’s the year, not the type of match!!)

For more information visit: https://www.gocricketharrogate.com/