60 Years of Twinning – Digital Memory Book
Short Description and Goal
To mark the anniversary. twinning cities of York and Munster created a digital memory book – an archive that represents the full range of civic, cultural and other exchanges that have taken place over the years.
Since 1957 there have been hundreds of exchange visits between the two cities, including civic party visits, school exchanges, choirs, rotary clubs, sports teams and artists.
The memory book is an online portal on which individuals or groups can create their own ‘yarn’ of words, images, sound or video, which will be grouped together to create a ‘York – Münster yarn’.
Explore York Libraries and Archives holds in its collections an archive which includes correspondence detailing the first contact between the German Information Department at the Foreign Office and Tom Cecil Bedford, York’s then Town Clerk.
Residents are encouraged to delve into their attics and basements to seek out any photographs, film footage, programmes, diary entries, correspondence or anything related to their time in Münster and share their story in a yarn.
- Explore York Libraries and Archives
- York Civic Office
- York-Münster Twinning Association
- Der Partnerschaftsverein Münster-York e.V
• Federal or State Funds
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Level / Project Complexity /
Sizes of Participating Cities
- The United Kingdom