What's On in Lyme Regis

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Saturday 3rd



The display is Free! However a collection will be made during the evening for local charities so please give generously.  6.30pm Lyme Regis Harbour

followed by
 Bonfire on the beach 


Friday 9th


The Red Arrows – an illustrated talk by Phil Holt  : 11.00am 
 The Red Arrows aerobatic team has won the hearts of a nation and is renowned throughout the world, acting as ambassadors for Great Britain and supporting UK industry by demonstrating the capabilities of British equipment and expertise. Since their creation in 1965, the Red Arrows have flown over 4,000 displays in 52 countries.
Phil's illustrated presentation takes us through the events that led to the creation of this exceptional team of pilots. He then introduces the men and women in the famous red suits, who make precision their profession, teamwork their science and aerobatics their art form. He will bring some official Red Arrows Merchandise for sale.
An Air Traffic Controller for almost 40 years, Phil served at seven locations including Heathrow. He was a reservist in the R.A.F., a flying instructor and involved in Maritime Air Region operations; he can count among his flying achievements parachute dropping and flying for the St John’s Ambulance air wing. He continues as an active pilot and is a Flying Display Director, involved with the show circuit for over 30 years.

Phil's talk will begin at 11.00am. Beforehand, at 10.00am, the AGM will be held: hear a summary of the year's activities across the many groups, monthly talks, trips and visits; learn of the (good) state of the U3A's finances; ask questions, make suggestions, and elect (or change) the committee. Coffee will be available at about 10.30am.   Organised by U3A Heritage Coast Lyme Regis. Entry is free for U3A members; for non-members a £2 donation is suggested.


Sunday 11th
Armistice Day & Remembrance Day NATIONAL TWO MINUTES SILENCE  11.00 am

Lyme Bay Chorale performance of Fauré's wonderful Requiem
 on Remembrance Sunday. The concert
is at 4pm in St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis.


Wednesday 14th

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)



Sunday 18th


with 60+ illustrations (Postponed from 4th March)
This is being billed as Ken's final talk. Lyme born and bred, this is Ken's unique view of Lyme's past with locations, events and characters illustrated by over 60 pictures. Woodmead Halls Time 2.30pm to approx 4pm Admission: £3 to include a cuppa. 




Wednesday 21st


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



Tuesday 27th

Recent Research along the Jurassic Coast
by Sam Scriven, Earth Science Jurassic Coast Team Trust - joint with Dorset Wildlife Trust. 
The Lyme Regis Society. 2.30pm - 4pm Woodmead Halls. £2 to Members, visitors £3  Including refreshments.

 Wednesday November 28th

AGM followed by TALK ‘Foraging from the Garden’
 by local writer and broad­caster Anne Swithinbank. Turn your plot into a productive forest garden.
AGM 7.30pm talk
at 8pm. Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society



October     December


2018 Dates/events to be advised


  LAST POSTING DATE International Economy to:  Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland



Mince Pie and Coffee Morning
and sale of quality items.  In aid of Save the Children.  Baptist hall, Broad Street





 Wreath laying services
  at the HMS Formidable memorial in Lyme Regis Town cemetery

and at the Polish war Memorial in Anning Road (between Woodmead Road and Queens Walk junctions)


        Armistice Day 2 minutes Silence
At the Monmouth Street War Memorial, St Georges Square. Silence at 11am:  Please be sure to arrive early.
  Last Post and Silence at 1100hrs.

Remembrance Sunday Parade
9.45am from Langmoor Gardens.  Participants please arrive by 9.30
followed by
Remembrance Service
at St. Michael's Church, Church Street at 10am. Serving representatives from all of the Armed Forces are expected to attend in uniform.
1115-1140 Hrs. Parade reforms and marches past the Town War Memorial and forms up in Cobb Square for address and dismissal

   LAST POSTING DATE International Economy to:  Africa, Middle East

The Launch 2017
After 38 weeks of demanding work, the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy Class of February 2017 are launching their boats for the first time. The 15 students are building six new build boats, all of which will be lined up for launch. The boats the students built are; 
11′ Moth Dinghy; 
11’3″ Beaulieu Scow; 
16′ Bassett Rascal 2-seater runabout; 
16′ Smakke Jolle; 
18′ Orkney Yole; 
20′ Paul Gartside Outboard.  
at Lyme Regis Harbour





Lyme Regis's front beach:
are banned from 1st May until 30th September

Dogs need to be on a lead all year on Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff, Church Cliff Walk, the Harbour, the Cobb,  Lister & Langmoor Gardens

Dogs allowed
all year on Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate and East Beach.

Charmouth Beach: no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.
Please check notices locally to verify this information

Dogs must be under the handler's control at all times. 
Failure to comply may result in a fine or prosecution.


Free parking in Woodmead and Cabanya car parks now available

Winter and Shopper Permits   and Shopper Permits for Woodmead Hall all year for Lyme Regis Residents
 on production of a full residents council tax bill and vehicle registration document showing the same address. 
Permits cannot be issued without the above. 
Lyme Regis Town Council Office, Church Street
  Monday - Friday



Charity Christmas Cards now on Sale at

 The Tourist Information Centre, Church Street (mixed)

The Lifeboat Shop, The Cobb (RNLI)

Martin Diplock's, Broad Street (RNLI)


Lloyds Mobile Bank
Open Fridays:
10.30 - 12.30, 1.15 - 2pm
(Please use it or we may lose it!)

Woodmead Halls Car Park


What's On in the Galleries
November 2018

2-21 November

Festive artwork by members of Town Mill Arts, full of enticing paintings, sculptures, drawings, pottery, textiles, jewelry and books.

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

2-28 November

A showcase of 2D and 3D artwork created by talented Dorset-based artists, each of whom has a distinctive vision of the county and its coastal scenes, colours, textures and landscapes.

 The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.  Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk


22-28 November

The perfect exhibition for animal lovers as three friends—Hilary Bradt, Penny Ireland and Pat Greenland—who met while studying animal sculptures in clay with Brendan Hesmondhalgh in Yorkshire, share with us their collection of endearing creatures (real and imagined) made out of clay as well as scrap metal.  Adoptions very likely. 

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

29 November-5 December

The son, Benjamin: a painter, sculptor, filmmaker and creator of festival light shows who presents his oil-on-canvas abstract landscapes of the mind hung on the diamond to change the way we view paintings. The mother, Angela: a landscape artist who also works in oils and creates vibrant abstractions of harbours, buildings and situations. 

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

Line Dance: Country and Modern.

 Tuesdays The Village Hall, Wesley Close, Charmouth.  Tel 561083 for info


Lyme Lines Writers Group

Writers of all genres welcome: drama, prose, poetry - share encouraging feedback.  Coffee and tea available.
Meet Room 1A St Michaels Business Centre, Pooles Court every 2nd & 4th Friday 2.30 - 4.30pm.  Call Sarah 01297 445733 for further information.

RNLI Christmas Cards

RNLIon sale at the
RNLI shop at Cobb Square


WALKS and Tours

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." All walks start at 11.00am from the Marine Theatre. Group bookings are available  see  www.lymehistorywalks.com or call 01297 443140


Explore the paths and streets of Old Lyme as Mary knew them, with expert guide Natalie Manifold.

 booking advisable for walks: telephone: 01297 443370


Lyme Regis Brownies

Wednesdays 5.30 - 7pm St Michaels School Hall  Tel 07756 593811

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