Aerial photograph of Penzance in Cornwall


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



We provide a small grant to each twinning association, but all other funding comes from their own fund raising.

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 –


Contact: Karen Bennett –


Contact: John Richards –

Nevada City

Contact: David Smith – or Jack Dixon –


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