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March 2023


Wednesday 1st 2023
   St David
's Day


 Saturday 4 March


Turn Lyme Green will hold their annual Lyme Regis Seed Swap
 All are invited to the Pine Hall at The Baptist Church, at the top of Broad Street, Lyme Regis, from 11.30am to 1.00pm.  Entry is free and refreshments including home made cakes will be available.  Suzy Gallina, the co-ordinator, says “The seed swap is free, and you don’t have to bring seeds to swap!  We want as many people as possible to grow food and to get into gardening."


 Tuesday  March 7th 2023

COACH TRIP  NT Greenway House and Garden
departs 9.15am. Agatha Christie’s holiday home with many collections inc. Tunbridge ware, silver, botanical china and books. Woodland garden, restored peach house and vinery, wild edges and rare plantings down to the River Dart. Cafe serves light refreshments. 35 places max. NT members £14 Non-NT £22.

Wednesday 8th March 2023  International Women's Day

Friday 17th  2023  St. Patrick's Day

Sunday March 19th 2023  Mothering Sunday

Monday 20th March 2023

  Vernal Equinox   The Spring Equinox is the first day of spring and occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the southern to the northern hemisphere.  The sun is directly overhead at the equator and day and night are of approximately equal lengths. At equinox, the Sun rises everywhere on Earth (except the Poles) at about 6am in the morning and sets at about 6pm in the evening (though this can vary a little when time zones and daylight saving etc

 are taken into account).

Tides along the Lyme Regis coast are among the lowest of the year


Tuesday 21 March. 

Turn Lyme Green TALK    Source to Sea:  featuring the famed chalk River Itchen
A freshwater ecologist inspired by the journey of the Itchen, GRAHAM ROBERTS will illustrate what we can learn from steps taken to protect this precious chalk river and the pressures on it. Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church (top of Broad Street)    7pm  All welcome.  Refreshments available  Turn Lyme Green


March 22nd Wednesday 2023

DEMONSTRATION. Mark Bugler shows us how to plant up a magnificent spring hanging ball which includes violas – our featured plant this year. Free plug plants available to grow on for the summer show.  7.30pm, Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments from 7pm. Members free; guests £3.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com




Multi-award-winning sax player, Xhosa Cole, explores the music of jazz titan
Thelonious Monk. With his new ensemble, Rhythm-a-ting, this show fizzes with energy and humour.
This is a must for all jazz fans - world class music on your doorstep!  
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 8pm. Seated   www.marinetheatre.com


Saturday 25th 2023  British Summer Time begins tomorrow morning: Put your clock forward one hour before you go to bed

Sunday 26th   British Summer Time has begun - have you changed all your clocks? - it may be later than you think


Tuesday 28th March 2023


The Lyme Regis Society presents
A Talk: 
Crossing the Severn’ by Brian Margetson 
at 2pm  Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG 
All Welcome. Members Free. Visitors £3.00. 
Payment by Card available. Including Refreshments.   Please check website for further information: https://www.lymeregissociety.org.uk/



31st March 2023  Residents Winter Parking concession ends 31st March 2023

Last Day of Term

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Residents Winter Parking concession ends
31st March 2023


Lyme Regis Front Beach:
Dogs permitted on leads
1st October - 30th April

Dogs allowed
all year off lead
Monmouth Beach,
Church Cliff & East Cliff (Back) Beach

Please check local notices and see
for detailed up to date info


What's on in the Galleries


18th January - 5th March 2023

Local artist Edward Hall draws his inspiration from the dramatic coastal and inland landscapes of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.  His latest exhibition, ‘Portraits of Golden Cap’, explores the iconic form and setting of this highest point on the south coast.  

After a career as a chartered landscape architect that left little time for painting, Hall made a recent lifestyle change that resulted in a move to West Dorset.  Living in Ryall, the village on the slopes of Hardown Hill between Lyme and Bridport, he didn’t have to venture far from home to be inspired to make his earlier series of paintings entitled ‘A Year on Hardown Hill’.  He has created this all-new collection of oil paintings specifically to exhibit in the unique space offered by Lyme’s Rotunda Gallery. The nature and arrangement of its walls suggested to him a series of vertical portraits, rather than the usual horizontal landscapes.  He found that creating portrait paintings of landscape subjects presented a particular challenge and demanded a different approach to composition, resulting in a fascinating emphasis on foreground.   

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

open Tuesdays-Sundays from 10am until 4pm. 


A Celebration of Sky

7th March - 11th June 2023

The next exhibition at Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery will focus on cloudscape lino prints by Exeter-based printmaker Steve Manning.  Working out of his attic studio with commanding views of sky and clouds, Steve is drawn to liminal places where sky and water merge and to ephemeral cloudscapes over big landscapes. His aim is to deliver images with a lightness of touch and a painterly quality reminiscent of watercolours. This is achieved by thinning ink with extenders, lightening with white, wiping ink on the block, deliberately reducing the amount of ink applied with the roller and combining press and hand finishing processes. 

Tues-Sun 10am-4pm; but check Museum website (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk) for holiday openings and admission charges.

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA




Lloyds Mobile Bank
10.00 - 12.15, alternate Fridays Woodmead Halls Car Park, Hill Road, Lyme Regis  
Owing to traffic times are approximate
 Please use it or we may lose it! 
we recommend calling Lloyds mobile branch hotline on 0345 601 6943 before you travel. 



More Lyme Regis businesses are joining the Re-Fill scheme which has received so much national publicity recently.  Refill is a free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution and promote healthy hydration by making refilling a water bottle easy, social and rewarding!  Hats off to the 12 businesses taking part in Lyme Regis .. as others join we will let you know.    If anyone wishes to join, just contact Litter Free Coast and Sea who co-ordinate locations in Dorset.  There is also an app which can show ReFill locations near where you are.

Penny Black Café,  Frank & Beans Gelateria   Cornish Bakery    Aroma Coffee House      Galley Café    The Good Food Store           Roly’s Fudge Pantry   Bell Cliff Restaurant Mulberry Manor    Tierra Kitchen  

Alexandra Hotel       Red Panda
Baboo Gelato     Courtyard Café 
Lyme’s Fish Bar    Old Bonded Store Tearoom  Nag’s Head


Lifeboat Week 2023

 Saturday 22nd -  Friday 28th July


The Lym Valley Croquet Club 
Croquet is a fascinating game. We play a highly social version and a highly tactical version. All equipment is provided, and rather like riding a bike, it's easy at first, but gets more difficult the nearer you get to the Tour de France!

 We play at the King George Field in Uplyme (by the cricket ground).



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 11 walks around Lyme Regis area to do at your leisure 
 see here for maps


Guided Fossil Walks

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre: Booking  Essential Tel 560772

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

Lyme History Walks

Drama and adventure on land and sea!
A one and a half hour walk around Lyme visiting places
of historic interest and telling stories about the people and events that have taken place. "We aim to be both entertaining and informative."

Out of season, Winter or Christmas walks can easily be arranged for individuals or groups on request.
  Let us know your individual requirements.

Phone: 01297 443140

 www.lymehistorywalks.com or call 01297 443140


All local organisations and charities

are invited to have a stall at the
May Day Fete
The Playing Field, Anning Road

Tel  01297 442220. email: info@lymeregiscarnival.co.uk


Books to your Door

 Unable to get to the Library? Housebound?

Tel 01205 2250000 or e-mail libraries@dorsetcc.gov.uk


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