• Letchworth Garden City
    Twinning Association

    And twinned towns

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    Chagny in France

    Chagny, France is a lovely place to visit and is one of our twinned towns

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    Wissen in Germany

    Wissen, Germany is a lovely place to visit and is one of our twinned towns

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    Kristiansand in Norway

    Kristiansand, Norway is a lovely place to visit and is one of our twinned towns

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Welcome to Letchworth Twinning

Although Town Twinning started many years ago, it really took off after the Second World War as an act of reconciliation and to encourage a better understanding between peoples of different countries. Starting in Europe it spread world wide.

There is no fixed format it is but the participants make of it. Links can be civic, family, business, cultural, school, sports groups, industry and commercial.

Letchworth has three twin towns Chagny in France, Wissen in Germany and Kristiansand in Norway. Letchworth, Chagny and Wissen favour family links but Kristiansand prefers civic links. The partnership between Letchworth and Kristiansand started in the days of the Letchworth Garden City Corporation which no longer exists and the link is now dormant.


The Town of Wissen
Letchworth twinned with Wissen in 1983. Chagny had been twinned with Wissen since 1968 and acted as broker and encouraged the new Twinning…

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The Town of Chagny
Letchworth twinned with Chagny in 1978 at which time our Twinning Association was formed. Chagny lies in the Saône and Loire Department of…

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The Town of Kristiansand
The city of Kristiansand in Norway has a population of 80,000, the sixth largest in Norway and two and a half times as…

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Our next event will be the AGM on Tuesday 20th April 2021, at 7:30pm. Contact John Gregory for details to join the Zoom meeting.

All visits to and from our Twin Towns are postponed until further notice.

After the June 2020 newsletter, all future issues will be distributed by email. Please make sure John Gregory has your email address.

About Us

The link with both towns has existed for more than 20 years and some families have corresponded for all of that time, but many bonds are much more recent and we welcome new people all the time from the Letchworth area to start to visit one or both of these towns.

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