Twinned Towns

Promoting international friendship and understanding

What are the Penzance Twinning Associations?

The Penzance Twinning Associations aim to promote international friendship and understanding through links with our twinned towns in Australia, Brittany, Germany and the USA. There is a separate twinning association for each twin town.

Their work is dedicated to helping our schools, sporting organisations, clubs, and other groups to forge links with those in our twin towns.

Our twinned towns:

Bendigo, Australia
Concarneau, Brittany, France
Cuxhaven, Germany
Nevada City, California, USA

The Cuxhaven Twinning Associations meet in Neuwerk (2018)


All other funding currently comes from each association’s own fundraising.

Can I get involved?

Yes – each twinning association is volunteer led and they are always happy to welcome new members.

You can join the association(s) as an individual or on behalf of a local organisation.


Contact: David Smith – [email protected]


Contact: Karen Bennett – [email protected]


Contact: John Richards – [email protected]

Nevada City

Contact: David Smith – [email protected] 

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