We’re delighted to announce the winners of this competition and would like to thank everyone who entered, as well as the judges and the Cheltenham Camera Club. We hope you enjoy looking at the images selected from the Cheltenham entries.
The three Bridge Clubs in Annecy invited Cheltenham Bridge Club to a friendly bridge game on Thursday 17th November. We had an enthusiastic response from both towns and had thirty pairs playing in an online competition. We are grateful for the organisational skill of Jean-Hervé Favre from Annecy who liaised with our local Bridge Club andContinue reading “Bridging Links!”
Twinning activities in 2021 were still very much curtailed by the corona virus pandemic, this however meant more online talks and virtual links being made. Many activities with Göttingen to celebrate 70 years of twinning had to be cancelled, but the online Cheltenham – Göttingen Photography competition to celebrate ‘My Town’ was very successful. TwinningContinue reading “2022 / 2021 Twinning Activities”
On 5 October 2022, a group of 33 citizens from Cheltenham set off on a week-long trip to the twin town of Annecy, France, to see the Descente des Alpages, a traditional folklore day when the animals parade through the old town of Annecy to mark the descent from the higher pastures to the lowerContinue reading “Residents visit to Annecy 2022”
Cheltenham Bach Choir and the Göttingen Stadtkantorei performed a joint concert in the beautiful setting of Tewkesbury Abbey on Saturday 29 October 2022. The Göttingen Town Choir were in Cheltenham as guests of the Bach choir from 26-30 October. The two choirs have a longstanding link and exchange visits every two years. After rehearsals andContinue reading “Choirs combine for Concert”
Cheltenham Twinning Association members joined together with Springbank Community Group volunteers to participate in a litter pick in Springbank Park and the surrounding area as part of 2022 World Cleanup Day on Saturday 17th September. Springbank Community Group is based in West Cheltenham and runs a welcoming and successful Community Food Pantry, Community Cafe, CommunityContinue reading “Twinning supports 2022 World Clean Up Day“
Calling all amateur photographers! You are invited to submit photo(s) for this twinning photographic competition on the theme of “One planet… many ways to care for our environment”. The photographs should highlight a special image of people and the environment, preferably within Cheltenham or the Cotswolds. Entries should capture people’s interactions with nature illustrating imagesContinue reading “Cheltenham and Weihai 35th anniversary photo competition ‘One planet… many ways to care for our environment’”
A successful fundraising appeal by Cheltenham Twinning Association in conjunction with Cheltenham Rotary Club means two water wells can be rehabilitated in Kisumu, Kenya to provide safe water to two primary schools and their communities. The Chippenham-based WellBoring charity is managing the process including the well installations (https://www.wellboring.org/). The first well was completed in JulyContinue reading “Safe water provided for Kisumu schools“
Cheltenham was delighted to welcome an official visit from Göttingen for 2 days in July. The group of five was headed by the Mayor of Göttingen, Petra Broistedt. The gallery below shows the launch of the jointly produced ’13 Stories’ book, local places the group visited and the exchange of pictures to mark the 70thContinue reading “Göttingen Delegation Visit – July 2022”
Gordon was an unfaltering supporter of twinning. A man with passion and enthusiasm for uniting the young people of the two towns and co-founder of the Cheltenham Göttingen Youth Sports Exchange in 1967. He will always be remembered.