The Crewe and Nantwich
Twinning Association

Welcome to CANTA

What CANTA does
Since 1957 we have promoted and fostered friendship and understanding between the people of the Crewe and Nantwich area and those of other nations. We work with young people's organisations and support school initiatives within the old Borough boundaries. East Cheshire Council provides us with a grant for our work. (click images to enlarge - click cross to close)

Our twin towns are Bischofsheim in Germany and Mâcon in France. and we have a friendship link with Dzierżoniów in Poland.

Twinning started in 1957 with the town of Crewe twinning with Mâcon in France. The Borough of Crewe and Nantwich continued the work and added Bischofsheim in Germany in 1991. In 2003 CANTA was formed from local volunteers to administer the twinning arrangements. Its first significant act was to make a friendship agreement with Dzierżoniów in Poland.

Groups as diverse as choral societies, schools, fire-fighters, football clubs and girl guides have benefited from twinning activities and visits. Twinning has provided lifelong friendships, a greater appreciation of other cultures and languages, and the opportunity to have a great deal of fun.

We have funding to assist projects.
Membership is by an annual subscription of £10.00
Corporate Membership £40.00
Family Membership (4 max) £20.00

From the archive

The Mayor Tom Consterdine hosts the Mayor's Reception when Mâcon school children visited Crewe in 1959

The first visit by a delegation from Crewe to Bischofsheim in 1991. The Worshipful Mayor Councillor Dorothy Hassel with the Mayor of Bischofsheim Berthold Döss

A visit by a delegation from Crewe to Dzierżoniów in 2007

There is more!
Our web site is full of pictures and stories about our activities. Please feel free to browse using the menu above.