Project Details

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.

Detailed Description

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.

Initiated by

  • Explore York Libraries and Archives
  • York Civic Office
  • York-Münster Twinning Association
  • Der Partnerschaftsverein Münster-York e.V

Initiators are

• Public institution

Funded by

• Municipality
• Federal or State Funds

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Contact Info

Project Topics

Civil Society, Heritage

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Participating Cities

  • Munster
  • York

Sizes of Participating Cities

• 100.000 - 500.000

Participating Countries

  • Germany
  • The United Kingdom

Project Region(s)

• Europe

Media Credits

Сover picture credits: Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash