The Tablecloth 1943

The twinning began with the creation of the tablecloth in 1943, made to raise funds to help with medical aid to Stalingrad (as Volgograd was then). You can read all about how the tablecloth came into being, and how this led to the cities becoming the first in the world to twin with each other. Or you can explore the original tablecloth, marvel at the stitching and see if you can find any of your relations’ signatures.

Click here to explore the original Stalingrad/Coventry tablecloth from 1943.

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