Why is Mannheim Quay in
After the Second World War, Winston Churchill encouraged the custom of twinning towns in order to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and former foes. One notable example, as an act of peace and reconciliation, was when
In September 1982, members of the Swansea Skydiving Club were invited to take part in an air show to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the city of
The tragedy is not forgotten, for example Swansea Council’s January 2002 minutes report Gerald Clement, who had visited Mannheim for the New Year Festival, stating “11th September 2002 would mark the 20th anniversary of the helicopter accident in Mannheim when nine members of a Swansea Helicopter Club had been killed, and it was proposed that Swansea be represented at the ceremonies marking the anniversary”.
That replica water tower in Mannheim Quay is a reminder of the links with