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”
Category Archives: Stampersgat News
Visitors from Stampersgat
The Mayor of Cheltenham and CheltenhamTwinning Association were delighted to welcome a group of 20 visitors from Cheltenham’s Friendship town of Stampersgat from 26-29 May 2022. The visit marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the link and the group were the first overseas visitors post pandemic. The Dutch visitors layed tulips at theContinue reading “Visitors from Stampersgat”
Edible Delights of our Twin Towns
As part of Cheltenham Heritage Open Day 2021 events, Cheltenham Twinning Association gave a talk on the edible delights of our twin towns on Thursday 16 September. Below is the slide presentation that accommpanied the talk.
2020 Presentation on Twinning
See our presentation on the current and future proposals for twinning activities with our twin towns. Presented to Twinning Association Friends in February 2020.
Summary of Twinning Events 2019
We have been and continue to be very busy with twinning this year. Please take a look at what has been happening here and if you wish to be involved in our busy twinning programme, take a group to one of our twin towns or have ideas for future activities please contact the Twinning Officer.
Twinning Chairmanship Relinquished after 15 years
At the Annual German Meeting of the Cheltenham Twinning Association on 23 November 2017, Cllr Garth Barnes stepped down as Chairman of Twinning after 15 years. He was presented with a picture as a token of appreciation for his devoted hard work and support over so many years. Garth has been involved with twinning for over 40 yearsContinue reading “Twinning Chairmanship Relinquished after 15 years”
Over 420 Cheltenham people have taken part in visits and exchanges during 2017 and this figure doesn’t include all the host families, members of local clubs and societies, Twinning Association members, local companies, volunteers and helpers who are all involved in some way or other to make it so successful. Please see the summary ofContinue reading “Top Twinning”
Visit to Stampersgat 2015
A group of 22 people visited our friendship town of Stampersgat from 14-17 May for the 45th anniversary of the link. Some new ‘younger’ people took part this year and below is an account of the trip from two of these first timers! Our first experience of the Stampersgat friendship link – as shared by Ben Humphris andContinue reading “Visit to Stampersgat 2015”
Twins invited to Olympic Torch Stopover
An invitation has been sent to our 5 twin and 2 friendship towns inviting them to come to Cheltenham to take part in the celebrations on Wednesday 23 May when the Olympic torch will come to town. Visitors will be taken to the racecourse to see the staged show and arrival of the Olympic flame.Continue reading “Twins invited to Olympic Torch Stopover”
Visit to Stampersgat
A group of 32 people including 4 of Cheltenham’s Aldermen, visited our Dutch friendship link town of Stampersgat from 2-5 June to mark the 40th anniversary of the first visit of a group of Stampersgat residents to Cheltenham in 1971. The link was established by the Gloucestershire Regiment who liberated this small town and whereContinue reading “Visit to Stampersgat”