Twinning links are flourishing

12:31 10 March 2014

Lyme Regis-Barfleur Twinning Association members  at their annual  meeting. Photo by Richard Horobin

Lyme Regis-Barfleur Twinning Association members at their annual meeting. Photo by Richard Horobin

Archant

Lyme Regis strengthens its ties with the Normandy port of Barfleur and plans a visit in June

Links between Lyme Regis and its Normandy twin town of Barfleur are flourishing.

That was the message given to members of the West Dorset town’s twinning association, at its annual meeting.

Chairman John Dover highlighted events of the past year which included the official signing of the twinning charter on both sides of The Channel.

He told the well attended meeting in the Guildhall that the project was not just about twinning committees visiting their opposite numbers, but more about individuals, groups and organisations working together to bring about vibrant, interesting and self-sustaining activities and exchanges.

Highlights for the coming year are likely to include a visit by a party from Barfleur to the Fossil Festival in Lyme Regis.

A major event will be a trip to Barfleur by a Lyme Regis group on the weekend beginning June 20, following an invitation to join the Barfleurais as they mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of their town by The Allies.

Already ten members of the Lyme Regis association have said they will be going.

And just in time for the annual meeting the Barfleur association outlined the programme for June 21.

It will include a parade of military vehicles, a ceremony at the war memorial, a reception at the town hall and a liberation ball.

President of the Lyme Regis/Barfleur Twinning Association Sally Holman praised the efforts of the association and urged other groups in the town to take advantage of the link with Barfleur.

She said she knew that sailing and gig club members in the town were showing an interest.

Other events planned for this year include a spring lunch, with a French flavour, at the Hunters Lodge Inn, a barbecue on Bastille Day, July 14 and a French film or music night in the autumn.

Management committee members elected, or re-elected were chairman John Dover; secretary Mike Lewis; treasurer Sheila Poupard; press officer Richard Horobin; committee members, Rob Michael, Jan Dover; town council representatives, Rikey Austin and Chris Clipson.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Honiton Chamber of Commerce chairman Colin Wright.

Honiton and District Chamber of Commerce chairman Colin Wright says the move will bring more light to the town centre.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:40
Police are appealing for any information about Stephen Cogger who has been missing since last night (Wednesday)

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a 65-year-old man missing from Honiton.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30
Artist Luke Jerram with THG staff.

International artist Luke Jerram is aiming to create a ‘garden of time’ at Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:59
Lyme Regis Lifeboat

Crew carry out an extensive search of the area

Read more
Thu, 16:45
Devon Air Ambulance

The incident happened at 2.40pm today (Thursday).

Read more
Thu, 08:14
Seaton carnival queen Jenny Webber

Seaton teenager needs to raise £4,000 to fund her journey to the South Pacific

Read more
Wed, 15:02
Don and Jean Lee with their son Chris holding a photo of their wedding day 70 years ago. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

The Queen congratulates Don and Jean on 70 years of happy marriage

Read more
Wed, 11:00

The incident happened at 6.35pm at Hanger Farm, in Broadhembury, on Tuesday, August 25.

Read more
Wed, 10:48

After Great Britain’s record medal haul at the recent FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, where 14 medals (seven of them gold) were won by the GB squad across swimming and diving, this is your chance to take the plunge.

Read more
Wed, 06:59
Lyme Regis Lifeboat

Crew returns to base after thorough search of the area

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition


Honiton's trusted business finder