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 where Corporal Dennis Lee is buried in the church there. Now organised by the Stampersgat / Cheltenham Friendship link committee, a programme of events was planned for the group, who all stayed with families.
We’re still looking for homestay accommodation for Göttingen students visiting Cheltenham this summer. The students will be taking part in a sport and language group visit between 9 and 20 July.
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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Cheltenham’s twinning link with Göttingen, over 100 people will be taking part in a visit to the German town between 29 July and 5 August.
Visitors will be welcomed with a reception from the Mayor of Göttingen, Wolfgang Meyer. A full programme of events will include a guided tour through the historical old town of Göttingen, as well as day trips to places of interest and a twinning party.
The visit follows a successful visit of over 200 Göttingen citizens to Cheltenham in 2009 .
The trip will provide visitors with the perfect opportunity to get to know Cheltenham’s German twin town and learn about the German way of life, make new friends and develop cultural links between clubs, societies and various interest groups. The visit will also be a great opportunity to develop business links and professional contacts.
Cheltenham and Stampersgat residents will be getting together from 2-5 June to mark the 40th anniversary of the first visit of a group of Stampersgat residents to Cheltenham in 1971.
The association’s 2011 Annual General Meeting took place at 6pm on Tuesday 24 May at the Municipal Offices.
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