The two towns were founded in 13th century-
With castles built- they grew as ports. The towns have evolved with the sea and integral for the life in the town- based upon fishing, ship building and trading.
Both towns were heavily effected in the Second World War. As the war seemed imminent most of the Swedish population in Haapsalu fled the town. At the end of the war Haapsalu became a part of the Soviet Union, until its break up in 1991.
In 2012 Weymouth will host the sailing and water events for the London Olympics.
For residents and historians in the two towns to provide and exchange their own information please feel free to send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact historians and societies in either towns:
Tel- +372 52 76 244
Ranna Rootsi Muuseum (Aibolands Museum)
Tel/Fax- +372 47-37165
Haapsalu Raamatukogu (Library)
Tel- +372 472 4490
Park History Club
Tel- 01305 779794
Tel- 01305 766626
Great George Street
Tel- +00 44 (0)1305 762410
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