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Councillor Margaret Sheard, Mayor Barnsley


"It is with genuine pride that I welcome you to this website, which celebrates our long-standing relationship; a relationship that– thanks to the fantastic efforts of many of you visiting this site – will continue to grow for years to come." more

Councillor Margaret Sheard, Mayor Barnsley 2010 - 2011Richard Arnold, Lord Mayor Schwäbisch Gmünd

 



"Together with Barnsley Schwäbisch Gmünd Twin Town Society I would like to extend a cordial welcome to all visitors on this website. The twinning connections between Barnsley and Schwäbisch Gmünd are very special." more

Richard Arnold, Oberbürgermeister Schwäbisch Gmünd

Map of Europe pointing out Barnsley and Schwäbisch Gmünd

Please browse our website via the links above to discover more about us, our activities and our wonderful twin town friends and experiences.

Links have existed between Barnsley and the Baden-Württemberg town of Schwäbisch Gmünd since 1954. It is interesting to note that initial links which led to the friendship and twinning was started by young people primarily through youth exchanges in the early days.

On June 24th 1971, the two towns were formally twinned, supported by both Local authorities, their Officers, Mayors, Burgermeisters and Oberburgermeisters in an official twinning ceremony and document.

Since then regular visits by council officials has taken place in both directions but it was felt that twinning should also involve ordinary towns-people and on March 28th 1978 the inaugural meeting of what was to become the Barnsley Schwäbisch Gmünd Twin Town Society was held.

Countless Barnsley people have to date, visited the historic Baden-Württemberg twin town, marvelled at the scenic beauty, fascinating architecture and experienced the warm hospitality of the townfolk.

It is hoped that browsing this website will encourage you to get involved, get in touch, sample an event or two and become a member of the Barnsley Schwäbisch Gmünd Twin Town Society.

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