Crewe and Nantwich Twinning Associationcanta-index

Since 1957 the Crewe and Nantwich Twinning Association (CANTA) has promoted and fostered friendship and understanding between the people of the Crewe and Nantwich area and those of other nations.  They work with young people’s organisations and support school initiatives within the old Borough boundaries.  Cheshire East Council provides a grant for their work.

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

CantaMacon cakeTwinning 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.

They have funding to assist projects.


Annual subscription of £10.00Ameliaage10
Corporate Membership £40.00
Family Membership (4 max) £20.00

Diary and Activities 


The Secretary

Carol Lightfoot – by e-mail: – by telephone: 0044 (0)1270 568302

The Webmaster – or use the Guestbook on the web site to involve a wider audience.