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  MAY 2024




Friday May 3rd 2024


Axminster in Flames:
The English Civil War in East Devon

By Mark Stoyle, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Southampton  £5 - Tickets from Axminster Heritage Centre or on the door  Profits go to Axminster Heritage Centre  6-7pm at the Minster, Axminster.  For more details email: info@axminsterheritage.org or telephone 01297 639884 Axminster Heritage Centre, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, EX13 5AH



Saturday 4th May  2024



Toby Buckland Garden Festival: Powderham Castle
departs 8.45am. Award-winning nurseries, West Country craft, artisan food and drink, live music and talks in the fabulous grounds and interior of Powderham Castle. £22     www.ulrhs.wordpress.com


Sunday 5th May 2024
International Dawn Chorus Day 



Sunday 5th May   Rogation Sunday 2024



Blessing of the Boats
Traditionally, the Lyme Regis Lifeboat
holds a Blessing of the Boats family service outside the boathouse at The Cobb. Wreaths are blessed and taken out to sea by the lifeboat where they are laid to commemorate those lost at sea: The Royal British Legion standard and a poppy wreath will be part of the Ceremony: 3pm Lyme Regis Slipway.  


Monday 6th May  May Day Bank Holiday



May 11th (Saturday)


Please donate plants, garden sundries or home produce to sell to raise funds to support our events. Entry £2, includes a
drink.10am - 12 noon Uplyme Village Hall  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com



May 12th  Sunday

May Fete  Fun for all the family

Anning Road Playing Field,  Lyme Regis


18th - 19th May 2024


Jurassic Coast Challenge  


May 19th (Sunday)

Marwood Hill Gardens, Barnstaple COACH TRIP departs 9.00am.
A 20-
acre haven with lakes, champion trees and spectacular views. Massed camellias and rhododendrons, drifts of primulas and iris. Tearoom and plant sales. £22.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com



Wednesday May 22nd

The Lyme Regis Society Annual Coffee Morning

In the Dining Room at the Alexandra Hotel on Wednesday 22nd May from 11.30 am to 1.00pm

Come and find out more about the Society. Meet other members. Everyone is welcome. Entrance by donation. Tea, Coffee and Biscuits provided.   Please check website for further information: http//lymeregissociety.org.uk


DEMONSTRATION. ‘Spring into Summer’ The Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society hosts a demonstration by award-winning florist Angie Blackwell, Cottage Flowers of 4 or 5 flower arrangements to take us from spring into summer. Uplyme Village Hall DT7 3UY. Members free, non-members £3. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments, demonstration starts 7.30pm. https://ulrhs.wordpress.com

Friday 24th May  Half Term begins

Monday 27th May 2024  Spring bank holiday


Tuesday 28th May  Half Term







Lifeboat Week 2024
 Saturday 27th July -Friday 2nd August


Dogs allowed all year off lead:
Monmouth Beach,
Church Cliff & East Cliff (Back) Beach
Please check local notices and see
for more detailed info


All invited to
Blessing the Boats

The annual Blessing of the Boats service will be held at the RNLI lifeboat station in Lyme Regis

Open air, inter-denominational service, starting at 3pm 5th May 2024,  visitors and residents are invited to take part.

RNLI Lifeboat wreaths

The service is normally held every year on Rogation Sunday to remember those who have given their lives at sea.

  At the end of the service three floral wreaths and a poppy wreath from the British Legion will be taken aboard the RNLI lifeboat and laid at sea.


Lifeboat Week 2024
 Saturday 27th July -Friday 2nd August


Lyme Regis Art Society


Annual Exhibition


          25 May to 6 June 2024


   The Society is excited once again to be holding our Annual Exhibition at the Malthouse Gallery at the Town Mill, where we will be showing work by many of our 70+ members.


10.30am to 4.30pm daily

 Malthouse Gallery

The Town Mill, Mill Lane

Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

   Free Admission






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 here for maps

Lyme History Walks

 Meet at the Marine Theatre

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

 01297 443140



Visit the Rotary club of Lyme Regis at our new website - https;//www.lymeregisrotary.org