WOMEN from Harrow and China joined together as part of a one-off cultural experience.
Harrow Women's Centre hosted five visitors from across China, who got in touch out of the blue during a visit to England.
The two parties exchanged gifts and HWC was given a wall hanging and each member a decorated tasselled bauble. In return they presented the visitors with a small gift bag and organisation T-shirts.
One of the visitors was called Yue zheng Feng, president of the Chongzuo Women's Association and secretary of Chinese Communist Party Leadership Group.
Alice Anson, is a founder member of Harrow Women's Centre, which has been going for nearly 20 years, said: "Quite a few from the women's centre turned up. We learnt a lot from them. The interpreter was very good but it was very slow, it was all very interesting as they look at things differently from us, we asked them a few questions but they tended to stick to the rules a bit more and let their leader talk."
The 87-year-old said of making a return visit: "I am past travelling now, I don't think that's possible now. These days charities don't have enough money to send people on trips like that."
An interpreter translated for the two groups so they could communicate.
All the women who came over from China were involved with the GuangXin Women's Federation, which has branches across the country.