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May 2018     Duck Race ~   May Fete    ~ MillFest  ~  Blessing of the Boats  ~ Spring Plant Sale ~ Jazz & Blues weekend
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Junior deep sea fishing trip ~


 

Sunday 6th May 2018
 

Rogation Sunday

Blessing of the Boats:  
Rogation Sunday - when 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 short service, with the Lyme Regis Town Band, starts at 15.00 (3.00pm) everyone is more than welcome to attend



 

 

Monday 7th May Day (Early May Bank Holiday)
 


Sunday 13th May 2018
 

May Fete
Anning Road recreation Ground.  Displays, over 50 stalls from local organisations and commercial stalls.  Last year had:  Wessex Marching Band, Falconry Display, children dancing, Taekwondo, Majorettes. Over 50 stalls, crafts,    Activities, stalls,  local groups.  13.00.  The Playing Field Anning Road


 

Wednesday 16th

 

Charity Golf Day  
An annual event held at the Lyme Regis Golf Club and organized in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Axminster. 
2017 in aid of Exeter Leukaemia Fund and Julia's House Hospice.  

Teams of four, Stableford, two scores to count, full handicap (max men 24, ladies 30).  Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Lyme Regis and Axminster: We can make up teams.  For further information contact secretary@lymeregisrotary.org  
 

Friday 25 – Monday 28 May, 2018  

LYME JAZZ & BLUES WEEKEND

 

 

Monday 28th Spring Bank Holiday 
Half Term

 

 


Dates to be advised

Duck RaceLyme Regis Christmas Lights
In aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights.  Ducks available from 11.30 on the day.  Midday  from Windsor Terrace - (bottom of Woodmead Road). Cancelled because of bad weather now taking place Monday 29th.

 


 

The Mayday Yellow Welly fund raiser

 

 

 

MillFest National Mills Weekend
 is the annual festival of our milling heritage, providing visitors with a fantastic o
pportunity to celebrate Lyme’s working watermill.  At the Town Mill we will be holding a festival with a theme of Engineers and Engineering in order to celebrate the engineers and millwrights who built mills and their machinery.  Join us for a weekend of music, dancing, food & drink, baking & art activities, as well as the unique experience of watching our volunteer millers harness the power of the River Lym to turn the waterwheel, gears and millstones to produce traditional Town Mill flour.  Our milling demonstrations will run continuously throughout the weekend, daily between 11am and 4pm. The Town Mill 



 



 


 


 

Note:    Dogs now banned

(until November) from the town's main beaches. 
Permitted on Back beach & Church Cliff to the East & Monmouth Beach to the West.
 

Download Car Parks Map Currently NO Park and Ride

 

All invited to Blessing the Boats

The annual Blessing of the Boats service will be held at the RNLI lifeboat station in Lyme Regis on Sunday  6tht May.

 

The open air, inter-denominational service, starting at 3pm, will be led by Baptist Minister the Rev. Chris Woodman with the Rev Keith Vivian, and visitors and residents are invited to take part.

RNLI Lifeboat wreaths

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

This year the service will be supported by the town’s gig, sailing  and powerboat clubs.  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 2018
28th July - Friday 3rd August

 

    Exhibitions

MILLFEST OPEN

An exhibition of paintings and photography that celebrate the Town Mill, mills and milling in general and engineers and engineering in particular.
The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.
10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk.
 

MillFest

National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage, providing visitors with a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Lyme’s working watermill.  At the Town Mill we will be holding a festival with a theme of Engineers and Engineering in order to celebrate the engineers and millwrights who built mills and their machinery.  Join us for a weekend of music, dancing, food & drink, baking & art activities, as well as the unique experience of watching our volunteer millers harness the power of the River Lym to turn the waterwheel, gears and millstones to produce traditional Town Mill flour.  Our milling demonstrations will run continuously throughout the weekend, daily between 11am and 4pm. 
The Town Mill, Mill Lane,
Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.
 
10.30am-4.30pm.
  Free admission.

 

LYME REGIS ART SOCIETY
ANNUAL EXHIBITION

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

 
Croquet
Play croquet at Uplyme
with Lym Valley Croquet Club
 

WALKS and TOURS

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

MAY:  Wed 3rd,  Sat 6th,  Wed 10th,  Sat 13th,  Wed 17th,  Sat 20th,  Wed 24th,  Sat 27th,  Mon 29th,  Wed 31st

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

 01297 443140

www.lymehistorywalks.com
 

Old Lyme Ghost Walks 2017

Tues and Thurs 7.30 pm  May – September

From outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour  Adults £
8.00 Children £4.00  Under 8's free with parent

01297 443140  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk
 

Mary Anning Tours

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.
 

 

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Summer Show 

Schedules now available from Uplyme Post Office, Raymond's Hill Post Office, Ginger Beer, Broad Street, Lyme Regis
 

All local organisations and charities

are invited to have a stall at the
May Day Fete

Playing Field, Anning Road
email: info@lymeregiscarnival.co.uk

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