Bienvenue! Lyme greets French twinners

Officials from the Normandy port of Barfleur come bearing gifts ahead of the formal twinning link

LYME’S plans for a twinning link with the Normandy fishing port of Barfleur took another step forward at the weekend.

Six members of the French town’s twinning steering committee crossed the channel for their first official three day visit.

The aim was to show their commitment to formally setting up the twinning association, which should happen over the next few months.

The group visited many parts of Lyme Regis, including the town mill, the museum and the RNLI lifeboat station and stayed at the homes of members of the Lyme Regis twinning steering group.

The party was led by the Mayor of Barfleur, Jean Deville, and the president of their twinning group Christiane Gancel.

At a ceremony in the Guildhall M Deville presented an aerial photograph of Barfleur to his Lyme counterpart Sally Holman.

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Secretary of the Lyme Regis steering group Mike Lewis said: ”It was a most successful visit, and I believe our French friends enjoyed seeing our town in some very fine weather.”

Anyone who would like to join the twinning group should contact Mike at