Lyme twinners to join French liberation celebrations

12:51 16 June 2014

The war memorial outside  Barfleur Church. Photo by Chris Carson

The war memorial outside Barfleur Church. Photo by Chris Carson

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A 19-strong party will travel to Barfleur this weekend to mark the town’s freedom after the D-Day landings 70 year ago

Barfleur harbour. Photo by Chris CarsonBarfleur harbour. Photo by Chris Carson

Nineteen members of the Lyme Regis/Barfleur Twinning Association will sail to France this week-end (June 20) to help the Normandy town celebrate its liberation 70 years ago.

A full day of events including a parade of historic vehicles, a remembrance ceremony, a ball and a celebration dinner are planned for Saturday.

The Lyme Regis contingent will be staying with Barfleur members of the association before returning next Monday.

A meeting of the Lyme Regis committee recently heard that there are plans to hold an event to mark Bastille Day in Lyme, probably on Sunday, July 13.

The committee is investigating the possibility of EU funding for the twinning association, and members also heard that it is likely a street in the town will be named after Barfleur.

Anyone who would like to join the twinning association should contact secretary Mike Lewis at lewburys@btinternet.com

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