Andover Sister Towns Association

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The twinning agreement between Andover, Massachusetts and Andover, Hampshire, England was signed on June 2, 2000 at the Garrison Theater in Tidworth, England. It was the first formal agreement between the England and the United States.

The Friendship Bridge in the "Park" at Chestnut and Bartlett Streets in Andover, Massachusetts commemorates the sister cities agreement. The bridge figuratively represents the River that runs through the town of Andover, England.

A statue of Chief Cutshamachie (on the Andover, MA seal) erected in commemoration of the sister cities agreement in Andover, England.


  • "Toast of the towns: Andover, England, Rotary comes to Andover, Mass.," Eagle Tribune, June 1, 1990, p. 22.
  • "From Andover to Andover, an offer of friendship," Andover Townsman, October 7, 1999.
  • "Andover folks to visit sister city," Eagle Tribune, June 2, 2000, page 1.
  • "Andovers seal 'twinning' agreement," Eagle Tribune, June, 12, 2000, page 9.
  • "A little bit of England," Eagle Tribune, September 26, 2000, page 11.
  • "Town leaders again unite: Andover and Andover," Andover Townsman, September 29, 2000, page 6.
  • "A Tale of Two Cities: Andovers Seal Twinning Agreement," Andover Townsman, June 15, 2000, page 5.
  • "Two Andovers get together," Eagle Tribune, October 12, 2001.
  • "Andover voices to rise in England: Sunrise Singers anxious to perform for their sister city," Eagle Tribune, July 8, 2004, p. 9.
  • "Sister cities share grief," Andover Townsman, July 21, 2005.
  • "A grave-ly important visit: Residents of Andover, England, see history, forge friendships," Eagle Tribune, October 4, 2006, p. 4.
  • "Roundabout highlights from the other Andover," Andover Townsman, November 6, 2008, p. 13.
"A Tale of Two Cities:Andovers Seal Twinning Agreement" Andover Townsman, June 15, 2000, page to enlarge
Massachusetts Contingent in England including Town Manager Buzz Stapcynski and Selectman Chairman Brian to enlarge

--Eleanor 11:43, July 25, 2006 (EDT)
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