Photos: Sir George Somers Statue Unveiled In UK

August 16, 2016

A statue of Sir George Somers was recently unveiled in his hometown of Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, with the town paying homage to his legacy.

The statue was unveiled by Lyme Regis Town Crier Alan Vian, with the Mayor of St George’s, Quinell Francis, in attendance to present a specially commissioned painting by Jill Raine to Lyme Regis Mayor Owen Lovell.

Members of the St George’s Twinning Committee were also in attendance.

The event saw a procession move through the town of Lyme Regis, along the waterfront, and ended with the annual ceremony commemorating Sir George Somers.

Photos courtesy of Gillian Outerbridge:

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  1. Double Seven Single Niner says:

    This has inspired me to have a statute Commodore JB commissioned for BBIRYC. If they can have a statute of a not so great yachtsman like Sir George, who ship wrecked in a storm, made then we need one for the greatest yachtsman, Commodore JB of BBIRYC, to honour his legacy. Commodore JB sailed solo around the world at the tender age of 13 years old. He invented modern day yachting. He navigates by licking his finger and sticking it in the air to see which direction the wind is coming from.

    • Bermyman says:

      Captain Pugwash, Sir. Seaman Stains and Roger the Cabin boy also deserve statues!

  2. Meh. says:

    Just more OBA/UBP schemes to keep the real Bermudians down.

    • mayonnaise says:

      AMEN BROTHER!
      Fight the good fight… We KNOW the truth… and WE know how to alternate caps and stuff because we smartest

    • Micro says:

      Who are these real Bermudians?

      • mixitup says:

        If you have to ask then you are not one…..just sayin.

    • John Lenndon says:

      Where does it say anyone from Bermuda commissioned, paid for (in part or in full) the statue. I assumed that the people of the town had it done.

      I tried to zoom in on the plate on the bottom of the statue to see but it was to blurry. So unless you have proof to show otherwise, stop your misleading politricks.

      So Meh…

    • Zevon says:

      Of course. The people of Lyme Regis put up a statue, and it has to be all about you. All about keeping ‘real Bermudians’ (note the codeword) down. Of course it is.
      Idiot.

  3. Terry says:

    Who paid for this.
    Was it open to Tender?

    Was there an RFP ?

    They Gonna put another at the new airport.

    Where’s FOIA………………………..

  4. mj says:

    I wonder if there will be a statute of St. Brendan, he came before Somers, 1000years at least before! Oh, but yes, in our haste to change the name from St. Brendan to Maiw because of “stigma” I guess no one really cares who REALLLY came first!HARUMP!

  5. PBanks says:

    Gotta say, Lyme Regis looks pretty lovely.

  6. Broken Glass says:

    who paid for the St.George’s Personnel to go on this trip and how much did it all cost?