Town twinning in Royston and the surrounding villages has been going strong since 1974 when a formal link was formed with Großalmerode in Germany. Subsequently, twinning links have been formed with La Loupe in France and Villanueva de la Cañada in Spain.
Royston and District Twinning Association was set up to foster these links and encourage greater understanding between towns and individuals from different countries and has led to the development of long-lasting friendships and even two town-twinning marriages.
The association organises regular trips to each of the twin towns and host visits by members of their twinning associations. These are co-ordinated with other local organisations who have established twinning links, such as Royston Town Band, the Parish Church and a number of sports clubs.
Regular social and fund-raising events are also run by the association in the Royston area, including boules tournaments during the summer months and a popular quiz night. There are a number of symbols of our twinning links around Royston, including a road sign to Großalmerode and a French post box at the Town Hall.
For more information, please visit the Royston Town Twinning Association website.