The Twinning Charter between Callington and Guipavas was signed in 1982 to foster links between groups and individuals in a wide range of contexts, be they social, educational, cultural or sporting. Over the years these have become so successful that many people have struck up close friendships that have led to firm ties between families and many an invitation to important family occasions such as weddings and christenings.
Since 2004 Callington has also been twinned with Barsbüttel, a town in northern Germany just to the east of Hamburg, with the same aims. What has made this new link even more interesting and exciting is the fact that Guipavas and Barsbüttel were already established twin towns themselves, so we have created a triangular link with many common interests, experiences and values.
There has been the additional benefit of making contact with Keila, Barsbüttel’s other twin town in Estonia, and this has brought an added dimension to Twinning activities, particularly the international Youth Project between the four communities.
The Twinning Association organises many social events throughout the year for its members as well as several, such as the annual Burns Night Supper and the St Piran’s Day celebrations, which are open to the wider community.
To get a better idea of what happens in the world of Twinning visit their website at http://callingtontwinning.weebly.com/