Video: Somers Day Parade In Lyme Regis, UK

August 6, 2019

Lyme Regis recently celebrated its trans-Atlantic friendship with twin town St George’s, Bermuda, at the annual Somers Day parade.

This is according to a report from Lyme Online which said, “The parade commemorates Admiral Sir George Somers, a former Mayor of Lyme Regis and MP, who founded the islands of Bermuda in the name of King James VI in 1609, after being shipwrecked en route to help the beleaguered settlers of new English colony, Jamestown, in Virgina.

Photo via Lyme Online

Historic Friendships Celebrated On Somers Day Bermuda Aug 2019.

“Lyme Regis was officially twinned with St George’s in Bermuda in 1996 and tripled with the archeological site of Jamestown in 2015, creating the Historic Atlantic Triangle.

“But the Somers Day parade has been held annually for almost 40 years, first instigated by former Lyme Regis town crier, the late Richard Fox MBE, and his counterpart from St George’s, Bob Burns, who met while competing in international competitions and founded the links between the two towns.

“Every year, a party from Bermuda visits Lyme for the special occasion, and this year’s guests included the new Mayor of St George’s, George Dowling III; town crier of St George’s, David Frith; and town crier of Bermuda’s capital Hamilton, Ed Christopher.

“During their visit, guests from Bermuda were also able to take part in a programme of social and civic events, including a meeting between the mayors of Lyme and St George’s to discuss similar challenges faced by these two popular tourist resorts.

You can read the full story here on Lyme Online.

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  1. toadinthehole says:

    maybe we should ask them to change it to Mary Prince day?