Barnstaple, England Hosts Tom Lynch As Part of 375th Anniversary

Town of Barnstable Town Manager Thomas Lynch

Town of Barnstable Town Manager Thomas Lynch

BARNSTABLE – Barnstable Town Manager Tom Lynch returned last week from a trip to the town’s twin city, Barnstaple, England.

The trip was in conjunction with the 375th Anniversary of Barnstable.

Lynch was a special guest of the town from September 7 to September 9.

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He joined Barnstaple Mayor Val Elkins and Deputy Mayor Julie Hunt for dinner and high tea on the river Taw.

Lynch also received a guided tour of the town.

“They really put out the welcome mat for us,” Lynch said. “We had a nice exchange of gifts. It was really a trip full of friendship and fellowship.”

Lynch also noticed a lot of similarities between Barnstable and Barnstaple.

“They had a very good bike-way system,” Lynch said. “They were encouraging walkers.”

They also have a similar situation with the Cape in keeping young adults local.