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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, 

13.00 hours at the Cobb 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 charities 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 time our chosen charity will be SHELTERBOX, the renowned disaster relief charity run by Rotarians. Please consider downloading our sponsor form and helping us raise funds for this great charity.  Download 2018 sponsorship form 

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


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


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




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".



Monday 29th January 2018

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 




2018 dates to be advised




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

Seaton Beer and District RNLI branch 50th Anniversary and SOS Day

Table top Sale,
refreshments, cakes, raffle, bacon butties, stalls. 9am - 12.30 The Mariners Hall, Beer



December      February



 What's on
in the Galleries

1 December – 2 January

7th annual pop up vintage shop of competitively priced goodies run by Jan Calow and Mandy Wiscombe. 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

15 December-2 January

A holiday show of inspiring contemporary 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


This annual exhibition showcases the artistic talents of students from all years of Lyme Regis’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


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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