Lünen was twinned with the former borough of Swinton and Pendlebury from 1966. The link arose from wartime friendship struck up by Mr Les Suggett and a German prisoner of war.
Both men were miners and after the war they promoted a link between the mining unions in the two towns. That was cemented when Jim Birmingham, a miners' union official, was Mayor of Swinton and Pendlebury in 1966.
The Salford-Lünen Twinning Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm at Salford Civic Centre, Swinton. Its meetings are open to all who want to contribute to town twinning in Salford.
If you want to learn more about our links with Lünen or find out about a particular event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the Gallagher Lünen/Salford Travelling Scholarship Trust, young people from Salford and Lünen between the age of 16 and 21 are encouraged to take advantage of the European gateway that is open to them between the two cities.
The re-established trust fund has requested that its name be changed to the Gallagher Lünen/Salford Travelling Scholarship Trust, in memory of the late Jack and Jessie Gallagher, who were stalwarts of the Swinton and Pendlebury/Lünen Town Twinning Committee for many years, and put a lot of hard work into maintaining links between our two cities.
With the help of the trust, young people from both Salford and Lünen can have the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle that their respective twin city has to offer.
Grant funding of up to £650 is available to facilitate travel and accommodation, and to generally ease the financial burden and enable the individual to benefit from this unique twinned relationship. An application form is available below.
The Gallagher Lünen/Salford Travelling Scholarship Trust was established to encourage participation by young people in exchanges between Salford and its German twin town of Lunen.
The trust is able to make grants to young people aged between 16 and 21 years who are residents of either city.
Those qualifying Salford residents who wish to discover the delights of Lünen can apply for the scholarship grant by downloading and completing an application form (available to download at the foot of this page) and sending it to:
Gallagher Lünen/Salford Travelling Scholarship Trust
Strategic Director of Housing and Planning
Salford City Council
Electronic applications are welcome. Just email your completed application form to email@example.com.