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June Diary  2018 ~ Guitars on the Beach  ~ Coast to Coast Motorcycle Run  ~ Boat Building Academy Launch





Monday 4th  June 2018



Tuesday June 5th

Holbrook Garden Nursery and Cothelstone Manor
COACH TRIP Holbrook is a naturalistic garden and specialist nursery, and Cothelstone is not normally open to public but we will tour with the owner followed by high tea! £25 total includes coffee, and tea at Cothelstone. Bookings: Rose Mock 01297 34733 or 444927.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Wednesday 13th

Lyme Lunches
Nutritious, good value lunch, aimed at over 50's. 2 courses plus tea or coffee £6 The Pine Hall, Baptist Church, Broad Street.  2nd Wednesday of month. Organised by Lyme Forward.  Bookings: Penny Black café (behind the Post Office)


Saturday 16th June

Guitars on the Beach  Main song:
Free Fallin
by Tom Petty Although originally recorded in the key of F we will be playing it in D so no capo is required.  Have fun with it




Sunday 17th
2018   Fathers Day 


Wednesday 20th

Meet and Remember - A memory café 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. 2 - 3.30pm Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion 3rd Wednesday of the month, contact 07704902604   lymememory@gmail.com  or just come along.  LymeForward


Saturday 23rd June 2018

Axe Vale Festival - Axminster - Music - Stalls - Displays
Coach Parties welcome Dogs welcome.
  Axe Vale Festival, THE SHOWGROUND, Trafalgar Way, AXMINSTER From 10am to 6 pm  www.axevaleshow.com


Sunday 24th June 2018

Coast to Coast:  Jurassic Coast Motorcycle Run: Lyme Regis to Weston-super-Mare
 Veteran, Vintage & Post War Classics (in production in the 1990’s) will again start from Lyme Regis promenade (Guncliff) and, after the customary call by the Town Crier and address from the Mayor, will proceed to the Clubs home base at Chilthorne Domer Recreational Club. Then it’s onto Wells Market Place and Bishops Walk for the lunch stop before proceeding to the finish and award presentations by the Mayor on Burnham-on-Sea South Esplanade. Vintage Motorcycle Club, Dorset section visit Lyme Regis.  Come and view the parade of bikes first  at the Guncliff and talk to the riders  This event is open to motor bikes in production up to and including 1972 including Veteran and Vintage.   Departs from Cobb Gate/Marine Parade.  Arrive early to have a good look at the bikes!  
Supported Charity: Headway Somerset More info www.wcmcc.org.uk  Westland Classic Motorcycle Club


Axe Vale Festival - Axminster - Music - Stalls - Displays
Coach Parties welcome Dogs welcome.
  Axe Vale Festival, THE SHOWGROUND, Trafalgar Way, AXMINSTER and from 10am to 5.30pm  www.axevaleshow.com


Wednesday June 27th

Michaelmas Daisies  TALK by Helen Picton  Helen’s nursery, Old Court Nurseries Malvern, grows over 400 varieties of this much-loved autumn plant, and it regularly features on Gardener’s World. Plants on sale. 7.30pm   Uplyme Village Hall.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society



Saturday 30th June      Armed Forces Day www.armedforcesday.org.uk




2018 Dates to be advised


Boat Building Academy Boat Launch
  Just eight months ago the Class of August 2016 were learning how to sharpen chisels and make dovetail joints.  Now they’re making boats as part of their training
on our intensive 38 week ‘Boat Building, Maintenance and Support’ course.  You can read what brought each student to the Academy on the class page and follow the progress of the boat builds here.

At 1030 the boats will be led from the Academy’s workshops on Monmouth Beach to Lyme Regis Harbour. Champagne corks will pop  and each boat will be launched into the water for the first time. The launch will celebrate the achievements of the class, the end of their training at the Academy and the start of their new lives as boat builders.   more info.. see bottom right


June: Dogs banned

 from the town's main beaches.  (1st May until 30th September)
Permitted on Back Beach & Church Cliff,  Monmouth Beach.

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)

Please check notices locally to verify this information


Download Car Parks Map
if you park in the road please do so considerately


28th July - Friday 3rd August

Programmes on sale in and around Lyme Regis

What's on in the Galleries


The Lyme Regis Art Society includes artists at all levels from beginners to professionals.  Running since the 1960s, the Society holds an annual show of members’ work every summer that attracts over 100 works of art and offers all members a chance to display and sell their work and the public an opportunity to explore what can be achieved with a variety of media.

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


Boat Building Academy student boat launch – 11am 1st June 2017, Lyme Regis Harbour

 Thursday 1 June marks an end and a beginning for students at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis.  Just before 11 o’clock the students will walk the boats they have built from the Academy’s workshops to Lyme Regis Harbour, where they will launch them for the first time.  The launch marks the end of their training at the internationally renowned Academy on Monmouth Beach and the start of their lives as boat builders.

The sixteen students on the 38 week course have built six boats in addition to restoring a seventh.  The boats are of different designs and construction types, ranging from a 17’ sea kayak (which was recently exhibited at London Craft Week) to a 15’8 Lobster boat to a Deep V inboard based on a Donzi ‘Sweet Sixteen’ design. The restoration project will not be launched, but will sit resplendent at the harbour.  She is a 21’ X0D racing yacht.  Her keel is too deep to launch in Lyme Regis.  She will be launched when she returns to Poole with her owner who is a student on the course.

The students range in age, coming to the Academy from all over the UK and Europe.  Their backgrounds are diverse, from former policemen to builders, engineers to school leavers.  Some have significant woodworking experience, some had never picked up a chisel before.  Some have already been offered employment; one is going to work on a superyacht in the Mediterranean, one is going to work on the Thames, another is going to New Zealand, one is making his mind up about which job he prefers of the two he’s been offered.  Yvonne Green, Principal of the Academy, says ‘I have no doubt that all of the students who want to work in the marine industry will do so easily.  We have an excellent relationship with a number of employers and the students have access to our Graduates’ Network.  There is a serious skills shortage and people with good skills are highly sought after’.

At 11 o’clock, following a few words from Commander Tim Gedge, a Director of the Academy, champagne corks will pop and the boats launch into the water one by one.   If you would like to help celebrate the students’ achievements on 1 June 2017 the Academy would be delighted.

To see a preview of the Class of August 2016 boats, read about where Academy Graduates go on to work, their profiles, photographic build diaries and Graduate case studies, please see the Academy’s website at:   www.boatbuildingacademy.com




Do take advice about safe tide times before setting off for more than fifteen minutes hike without a guide, along our beautiful beaches: - what appears to be an easy bit of ground to scramble over is more likely to be a treacherous mud slide - don't take a chance!

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

A selection of 12 walks around Lyme Regis area  to do at your leisure  see U3A Page for maps

Lyme History Walks

 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4

JUNE:  Sat 3rd,   Wed 7th,  Sat 10th,  Wed 14th,  Sat 17th,  Wed 21st,  Sat 24th,  Wed 28th

 “Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with experienced tour guide Chris Lovejoy”

 01297 443140


Ghost Walks

Tues and Thurs 7.30 pm 
May – September
From outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour 
Adults £
8.00 Children £4.00 
01297 443140  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk


Mary Anning Walks

Mary Anning was a world famous fossil hunter - and was featured in Tracey Chevalier's novel Remarkable Creatures - hear stories of her life and see where she lived and hunted.

Meet at Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QA

Jane Austen Tours

'During the Jane Austen tour we visit the houses in which Jane is said to have stayed and hear stories of Lyme Regis as she would have known it. See where Louisa Musgrove fell on the Cobb.'
Tours run all year round. We have scheduled walks detailed below or you can contact us via our website www.literarylyme.co.uk to arrange another time.


Open Air Market

Every Monday
Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth


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