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Polish towns/cities/villages twinned with UK ones


telefonitika  
14 Dec 2007 /  #1
Feel free to add to the list but here is some i have found:

Bielany - Ealing, England

Chojna - Sherbourne, England

Gdansk - Sefton, England

Gliwice - Doncaster, England

Kalisz - Southampton and Preston, England

Konin - Wakefield, England

Krakow - Edinburgh, Scotland

Poznan - Nottinghamshire, England

Sopot - Southend on Sea, England

Słupsk - Carlisle, England

Tarnów - Blackburn, England

Warsaw - Coventry, England
osiol 55 | 3,922  
14 Dec 2007 /  #2
Żywiec - Adur (somewhere near Brighton and Worthing), Sussex
Krynicia - Amersham, Buckinghamshire (don't know anything special about this place)
Włocławek - Bedford, umm... Bedforshire.

Edinburgh

'The Athens of the North', or as some have put it 'The Rekjavik of the South.' (or is that Birmingham?

Krakow

The Edinburgh of the East?
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
14 Dec 2007 /  #3
Polish towns/cities/villages twinned with UK ones

Wroclaw doesn't seem to have twinned with a British town or city.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
14 Dec 2007 /  #4
Coventry rings a bell as Wroclaw's twin city...
osiol 55 | 3,922  
14 Dec 2007 /  #5
Coventry is twinned with Dresden as well as Warsaw. Anywhere else that came out particularly badly in WWII? (Oh no! Don't mention the war!)
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105  
14 Dec 2007 /  #6
Yeah I've just been doing some more reading. There was an attempt to twin Wroclaw and Coventry but I don't know if it was successful. Other than that, I don't think Wroclaw has a UK twin.
Michal - | 1,865  
18 Dec 2007 /  #7
Farnborough in Hampshire is twinned with the polish town of Sulechów, which is located in the province of Lubuskie.
Piorun - | 658  
18 Dec 2007 /  #8
Bydgoszcz - Perth, Scotland
Piotrków Trybunalski - Neath Port Talbot, Wales
Toruń - Swindon, England
Michal - | 1,865  
19 Dec 2007 /  #9
Piotrków Trybunalski - Neath Port Talbot, Wales

No, that is not possible. Nowhere on earth could or would want to be twinned to Piotrków Trybunalski. I have driven through this town several times in my life driving between Częstochowa and Radom. My God, what a dump!
ukpolska  
19 Dec 2007 /  #10
I am not 100% sure on this but I think Lublin is twinned with Lancaster.

Radom. My God, what a dump!

And at last I can agree with Michal on something, although it is taken out of context :O)
Polson 5 | 1,771  
19 Dec 2007 /  #11
Gliwice - Doncaster, England

My Polish family comes from Gliwice, i didn't know that the city was twinned with Doncaster ;)
OP telefonitika  
19 Dec 2007 /  #12
Polson

Yeah we have been twinned with Gliwice since some years before i was born i think the official year we were twinned was 1974-ish time and are still twinned today ... we have near the Dome Leisure Centre which is located on Gliwice Way (surprisely enough) and sculpture that was made in Gliwice near the Leisure centre :D
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
20 Dec 2007 /  #13
Twin Towns in the UK - teigntwin.co.uk/atoz/twins-m.htm

Manchester Greater Manchester Amsterdam Netherlands
Manchester Greater Manchester Chemnitz Germany
Manchester Greater Manchester Cordoba Spain
Manchester Greater Manchester Faisalabad Pakistan
Manchester Greater Manchester Puerto Cabazas Nicaragua
Manchester Greater Manchester Rehovot Israel
Manchester Greater Manchester St Petersburg Russia
Manchester Greater Manchester Wuhan China
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
20 Dec 2007 /  #14
My Polish family comes from Gliwice, i didn't know that the city was twinned with Doncaster ;)

Yes,ironicaly we were twinned due to Coal,Gliwice has a booming mine(in the middle of town!!!!) and Doncasters have all since shut down.........mind you,we do still share some rather grim 1970s architecture ...............
Polson 5 | 1,771  
20 Dec 2007 /  #15
we have near the Dome Leisure Centre which is located on Gliwice Way

Hehe, i'd like to know how English people pronounce it ;)
[Gliłajs łej]

:)

Yes,ironicaly we were twinned due to Coal,Gliwice has a booming mine

There are only few left now...
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
21 Dec 2007 /  #16
Hehe, i'd like to know how English people pronounce it ;)

Most dont,they just say, "That road near t'dome,ya know,over t'road from Asda,yeah thas right,t'one wi Mcdonalds on it" :) (or for non Yorkshire speakers, " I say,there is a road near the Dome sports center that has a dashed funny name,its near the Asda supermarket,yes,that is correct,the road does have a Mcdonalds fast food emporium on it.)

isthatu wrote:
Yes,ironicaly we were twinned due to Coal,Gliwice has a booming mine

There are only few left now...

has to be better than none :(
OP telefonitika  
21 Dec 2007 /  #17
i'd like to know how English people pronounce it ;)

i know how to say it correctly lol ...

mind you,we do still share some rather grim 1970s architecture

in places yes ...

Most dont,they just say, "That road near t'dome,ya know,over t'road from Asda,yeah thas right,t'one wi Mcdonalds on it" :)

I would agree on that .. esp the bit near t'dome mate
Polson 5 | 1,771  
21 Dec 2007 /  #18
has to be better than none :(

Dunno, it's a dangerous work ;)

Polson wrote:
i'd like to know how English people pronounce it ;)

i know how to say it correctly lol ...

I'm sure you can, but i meant Doncaster people in general ;)
OP telefonitika  
21 Dec 2007 /  #19
but i meant Doncaster people in general ;)

nah most mate cant .... :D
Polson 5 | 1,771  
21 Dec 2007 /  #20
Hehe, that's what i thought ;) Then how do people say it ?
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
21 Dec 2007 /  #21
Polson, you have to remember that there are many people in Doncaster with Polish names who do not know how to pronounce them proparly:)( choosing that weird americanised way instead of the correct way) but the knowladge of Poland and Polish is being slowly changed in Doncaster, The collage runs exchange trips to the area( admitidly Krakow,not Gliwice,but,you would,wouldnt you?) and many,many Polish people are now in the area. But, the last word has to be the idiosyncracities of the Yorkshire accent/language. To pronounce anything proparly is seen as a bit " soft" a bit too southern and poncy,so even when people do know how to pronounce something they will do thier damdest to get things wrong :) Sort of a bit like Parisiens who can speak fluent English right untill the point an English person speaks to them :)
OP telefonitika  
21 Dec 2007 /  #22
Then how do people say it ?

i have never heard many people pronounce it to be honest but i am sure it would be said incorrectly ...

collage runs exchange trips to the area

i believe the last one being in February this year before Andy and Mary retired ... so not sure whom will be doing the organising of next years for anyone studying a "social science"subject ...

many,many Polish people are now in the area

Quite a few thousand .....

Yorkshire accent/language.

is one of the oldest in the country :) and loads of people love it ... heehee
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
21 Dec 2007 /  #23
Thats a shame, Glad Andys retiring though,he need a break bless him,had a bit of a rough patch to say the least. Im sure something will be arranged though ,what with flights now to all points in Poland from Donny airport . But,you cant beat that 36 hour coach journey and the smug look on "veterens " faces when everyone else realises why they brought 2 pillows on the coach, " thdunk thdunk thudunk go the roads west of krakow clang clang clang go your bones ..."

Quite a few thousand .....

I liked the fact during the last world cup as many pubs were covered in PL flags as English ones :)
Eeh, t'yorkshire accent, its greet tha knows flower.
OP telefonitika  
21 Dec 2007 /  #24
But,you cant beat that 36 hour coach journey and the smug look on "veterens " faces when everyone else realises why they brought 2 pillows on the coach, " thdunk thdunk thudunk go the roads west of krakow clang clang clang go your bones ..."

Too rate mate ... that patch of bloody road that goes bump bump bump then smooth for about 200 meters or so then bump bump bump ... everything flew into middle of coach ..

we're you on the one where we had that slime ball driver??? That when he got heckled he took a wrong turning in Krakow and we got loads of little people glaring at this english coach that waint getting anywhere .... oh the memories

Andy did look rough when i saw him last just after they had come back from the Krakow trip in February .. all those years of teaching .. he was a good one though ... best one i had!

I liked the fact during the last world cup as many pubs were covered in PL flags as English ones :)

werent it though courtyard had polish flag up alongside english one hahaha ... it was class ...

Eeh, t'yorkshire accent, its greet tha knows flower.

tha nos it does rate ... :D
jonni 16 | 2,485  
22 Dec 2007 /  #25
Gdynia - Plymouth

They have a lot in common really.

I'm surprised my home town is twinned with Gliwice! But then again, when I was there last I heard a lot of Polish being spoken and the local airport seems to mostly serve flights from Poland.
OP telefonitika  
22 Dec 2007 /  #26
local airport seems to mostly serve flights from Poland.

it only serves 2 at the minute(Katowice and Gdansk) from February it serves 2 more (Poznan and Wroclaw) then from April another one (Warsaw) ...

I'm surprised my home town is twinned with Gliwice!

i guess you didnt know that then?
isthatu 3 | 1,164  
23 Dec 2007 /  #27
we're you on the one where we had that slime ball driver??? That when he got heckled he took a wrong turning in Krakow and we got loads of little people glaring at this english coach that waint getting anywhere .... oh the memories

Thats right,Id been once before to Krakow and had to give him directions to the Hotel :) and Wasnt it Gliwice where the coach just semed to go back in time ,sort of,took a wrong turn,the road got narrower and narrower,next thing were in a railway yard that looked like something out of Shindlers List with steam trains and cattle trucks and were about 3 feet from getting stuck under a bridge.All with a big "gay pride" rainbow on the side of the coach for some unknown reason :),oh how we laughed.........

I'm surprised my home town is twinned with Gliwice!

Crumbs, another Donny lad, we get everywhere :)
OP telefonitika  
23 Dec 2007 /  #28
oh how we laughed.........

yup we did that indeed ...

we do pop up in the most unusual of places us donny folk ... give ya that!
neil nottingham - | 1  
19 Aug 2008 /  #29
There are a few place name signs in the south Nottinghamshire suburbs that they claim to be twinned with Myskow.
Mister H 11 | 761  
19 Aug 2008 /  #30
Town twinning is just an excuse for local councillors to go on a jolly and have a holiday at the local tax payers expense.

I think they call them "fact finding missions" !

What benefit is there in twinning a town in one country with another town somewhere else ?

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