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Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary   January  2018 Events

Snow over Lyme Regis



Monday 1st  Bank Holiday

Grand Duck Race
A New Year’s Day Tradition!  Watch the ducks race down the River Lym  Raising money for Lyme's Christmas Lights. 12 noon Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace.

Rotary Lyme Lunge: Take a Plunge in the sea for Charity 
A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay

see here for Surf at Lyme Regis

13.00 hours at the Sandy Beach, all for charity.   Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. “If you would like to raise funds for the chosen Rotary charity: 2018 in aid of Shelterbox please feel free to use the downloadable sponsor form, where sponsors can sign up to Gift Aid if they wish. If you have your own charity which you wish to raise funds for then please go ahead. It would help our cause if you would just email us with the amount raised.  If you just want a swim, feel free to join us, there is no obligation”  1pm  from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First).  
 more..  Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top, just a paddle in the sea is enough to say  you've 'done the Lyme Lunge'  for charity.  No doubt the collectors will get as wet as the Lungers!  Whether watching or lunging don't forget to arrive early.     
This year our chosen charity is SHELTERBOX, the renowned disaster relief charity run by Rotarians.
Watch the
2018 Lyme Lunge  on Youtube

watch the Lyme Lunge 2017  in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

watch the Lyme Lunge 2016


Watch the brides in the 2015 Formidable Lyme Lunge here:   The Formidable Lyme Lunge Parade  and   Formidable Lyme Lunge 


Tuesday 2nd 


Saturday 6th  Twelfth Night 
Time to take down your decorations and
Recycle your Christmas Tree


Sunday 7th

Attenborough and the Sea Dragon
Featuring the amazing Ichthyosaur  find at Lyme Regis.
BBC One  at 8pm.

Right:  A delighted Chris Moore of Forge Fossils in Charmouth nurses his 'sea dragon'




Thursday 11 January

This is the Kit


Friday 12th January


Bee aware
Illustrated talk by Brigit Strawbridge:  Brigit will introduce the fascinating and often hidden world of bees. She is an amateur naturalist, wildlife gardener and bee enthusiast who writes, speaks and campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of our native wild bees and the reasons for their decline.  She will explain the differences between honeybees, bumblebees and solitary bees, describing their lifecycles, behaviour and the roles different species play in pollinating different flowering plants. She will also speak about the problems they all face and, crucially, tell us what we can do to help.
Followed by  A Members Social Gathering with wine, juice and nibbles, members only, (no charge) will follow the talk to bring further cheer to January. 10.00 coffee, 11.00 talk.  Woodmead Halls

Saturday 13 January

LEIGH COLEMAN and MATT CARTER TRIO – Jazz Jurassica Supper Club
Soulman, Leigh Coleman, and Matt Carter’s exciting piano combo return to Jazz Jurassica with a finger-snapping evening soul-driven jazz. 7pm, Marine Theatre Tickets: £22 + b/f includes 2- course supper courtesy of Dottie Kitchen  Advance booking is essential to secure your table from:  01297 442138 or http://www.wegottickets.com/event/413479   Doors: 6.30, Supper: 7-8pm, Music: 8pm onwards, Ends: 10pm  MUSIC ONLY TICKETS JUST RELEASED Due to unprecedented demand to see Leigh Coleman and the Matt Carter Trio on Saturday we are now releasing a limited number of music only tickets. These are only available (not online) from 01297 442138 for £12 + b/f. Doors: 7.30pm. Music at 8pm. £12 + b/f.

Wednesday January 24th

Bogs and Ponds,
Terry Underhill, gardener and broadcaster with many years of experience, gets the New Year off to a damp start, with his talk. He will explain the many benefits of having a pond and wet areas in the garden, including the wide range of unusual plants which they allow you to grow. Tea/coffee and biscuits are available before and after the talk, which is free for members, £3 for visitors.  7:30pm in Uplyme Village Hall.  The Schedule for the Summer Show will appear during January, so look out for it in the usual places, including the website  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society




Thursday 25th  Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns' contribution to Scottish culture. Burns' best known work is "Auld Lang Syne".



Friday 26th January




The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch



Saturday 27th January


Annual RNLI SOS Table Top Sale
The hall will be open to sellers from 8am. For further information and to hire a table (£6) contact Ian Rangeley on 07813043301. There will be a variety of stalls, along with bacon baps, teas, coffee and a raffle from 9am to 12.30pm, at the Mariners Hall, Beer.



The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch



Sunday 29th January


The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch




Monday 29th January

Workshop Working with Clay

by Amanda Popham, Clay. Lyme Regis Art Society 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  Lyme Regis Football Club,  charge tba.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464 


Tuesday 30th

'A consideration of spaces and their meaning in Lyme Regis'

The Lyme Regis Society
 hosting a Workshop led by our Chairman Peter Coe. 
'We usually think of buildings as defining ‘place’ but many people are concerned about overlooking space as the determining factor of the value of living and working in Lyme Regis'  To be held 2.30- 4.00pm Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG All Welcome. Free entrance. Including refreshments.  www.lymeregissociety.org.uk




Dogs regulations

Dogs need to be on a lead all year on
Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff, Church Cliff Walk, the Harbour, the Cobb (as a rough guide all solid surfaces)

Lyme Regis's front beach:
No Dogs
from 1st May until 30th September

Dogs allowed
all year
Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate & East Beach.

Charmouth Beach:
no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.

Dog waste must be cleared up and disposed of properly and dogs must be under the handler's control at all times. 
Failure to comply may result in a fine or prosecution.

Please check notices locally to verify this information

 What's on
in the Galleries

2 December – 2 January

Mandy Wiscombe and Jan Calow look forward to welcoming customers new and old to their annual Pop Up Vintage store. They have spent all year sourcing, repairing, renovating and up-cycling so that you don't have to. Books, clothes, toys, accessories, homewares, needlework supplies and much, much more.
Closed 25-26 Dec.

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.00pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

16 December-2 January

A holiday show of inspiring handmade arts and crafts made in the southwest.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk

New Year's Art Sale
3rd - 23rd January

Treat yourself to an affordable piece of art created by local artists who regularly exhibit in the Town Mill Galleries in Lyme Regis. You’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of subject matter and media, 2D and 3D.  So whether it’s paintings, drawings, jewelry, textiles, pottery, sculpture or photography, there will be bargains aplenty in both galleries.

 Malthouse and Courtyard Galleries,
10.30-4.30, free admission,
The Town Mill, Mill Lane DT7 3PU:


24 January-4 February

Annual showcase for artwork made by students at Lyme’s Woodroffe School.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily; 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk


 Lyme Regis and Axminster Rotary    
Clubs Charity Golf Day

16th May 2018
Lyme Regis Golf Club
 Rotary Charity Golf Day


'Meet and Remember' 
A memory cafe for Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Charmouth

Supportive, friendly environment for those experiencing memory loss or who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and the friends/relatives/carers who support them.  INFORMATION - SUPPORT - FRIENDSHIP - FREE PARKING - MUSIC - CRAFTS -  MEMORY BOXES -  OUTINGS - TALKS

3rd Wednesday of the month between 2pm and 3.30pm at Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion starting 21st February 2018 (by kind permission of Lyme Regis Football Club)

For more information call 0770 4902 604 or email lymememory@gmail.com or just come along.    LymeForward


Tenovus Cancer Care –
volunteer to help in one of our shops!  

click here to read more


Guided Walks and Tours

Fossil Walks

Fossil Hunting Walk 10am Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

Rocks and Fossil Weekend Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

Daily Fossil Walks Sat - Tues with Brandon Lennon from the anchor, Cobb Gate Tel 07944 664 757


The Big Garden Birdwatch

Taking part is simple and fun: All you need to do is watch your garden or local park: just settle down for an hour watching and recording the highest number of each bird species seen in your garden, or local park (not flying over) at any one time. 

More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch


Recycle those unwanted Gifts

Please Donate them to:  

RNLI Shop, The Cobb:
Weldmar Hospice Shop, Broad Street:
Tenovus, Broad Street
Jumble Sales


Books to your Door
Unable to get to the Library? Housebound?

'If you are housebound or unable to get to your local library, we may be able to arrange for books to be delivered to your home, free at regular intervals by volunteers.  Read more


  Volunteers wanted

  Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 
see lymeregiscarnival.co.uk


Something in need of repair or
maintenance around town?

Sign cleaning, clearing and repair.  Unblocking drainage gullies,  small areas of footpath, roadway  or carriageway edge repairs
Report these problems to either Lyme Regis Town Council 01297 445175;
Dorset Direct 01305 221000
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