MEMBERS of the Lyme Regis-St George’s Twinning Association are preparing for a busy year, outlined recently at their annual dinner at the Royal Lion Hotel by chairman John Dover.
Mr Dover organised a coffee morning at the Baptist Church Driftwood Cafe which raised around £160 to defray expenses of welcoming guests from St George’s who will be visiting Lyme in July for the annual Sir George Somers parade.
But before that a dozen or so members of the Lyme Association, including their President, the Mayor Councillor Michaela Ellis, will be visiting Bermuda for the annual Peppercorn ceremony in April.
In September Lyme will be welcoming a party of high-worth individuals from Jamestown, the first English settlement in the United States, which now forms a tri-twinning arrangement with St George’s and Lyme Regis. Sir George Somers, a former mayor of Lyme, was on his way to relieve the starving settlers of Jamestown when he was shipwrecked on Bermuda.