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Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary   January  2016 Events

Snow over Lyme Regis


Friday 1st  Bank Holiday

Grand Duck Race
A New Year’s Day Tradition!  Watch the ducks race down the River Lym  Raising money for Lyme's Christmas Lights. 12 noon Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace.

Rotary Lyme Lunge: Take a Plunge in the sea for Charity 












A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay,  13.00 hours at the Cobb Beach, all for charity.     Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. “If you would like to raise funds for the chosen Rotary charities in aid of "Help4Heroes". please feel free to use the downloadable sponsor form, where sponsors can sign up to Gift Aid if they wish. If you have your own charity which you wish to raise funds for then please go ahead. It would help our cause if you would just email us with the amount raised.  If you just want a swim, feel free to join us, there is no obligation”   1pm  from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First).   more..  Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top, just a paddle in the sea is enough to say  you've 'done the Lyme Lunge'  for charity.  No doubt the collectors will get as wet as the Lungers!  Whether watching or lunging don't forget to arrive early.   Watch the 2015 Formidable Lyme Lunge here:   The Formidable Lyme Lunge Parade  and   Formidable Lyme Lunge  Download 2016 sponsorship form


Monday 4th


Wednesday 6th  Twelfth Night 
Time to take down your decorations and
Recycle your Christmas Tree: - see right


 Friday 8th 2016

‘Escape from Christchurch’  by Richard Hamblin - British Geological Survey
"Not many professional geologists experience a major earthquake, as these are difficult to predict, but I had the ‘luck’ to be standing almost at the epicentre of the devastating second earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the talk I shall explain how major earthquakes are caused by plate tectonics, the movement of continents, and I shall then describe our traumatic journey from the earthquake epicentre out of town to the east, to the evacuation centre at Hagley Park on the west side of the city centre. I shall explain what we saw on our journey, and attempt to explain the peculiarities of this particular earthquake."  10am coffee, 11am talk.  Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Heritage Coast U3A

Penny Piddock with her presentation on Creative light
Competition Street Photography;
Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, DT7 3PG. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475


Friday 22nd

 Archive pictures of war photography from the Crimea to latest conflicts.
 by Jonathan Walker.
  Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, DT7 3PG. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475


Monday 25th  Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns' contribution to Scottish culture. Burns' best known work is "Auld Lang Syne".


Wednesday Jan 27th  2016

Seed Swap, Quiz and Social Evening

Chance to socialize and find out what the society is up to for the coming year, renew your membership (if you haven’t already) and sign up to forthcoming outings. With a light hearted quiz and bring and share supper.  Bring along any unwanted seeds to swap with other members 7.30pm Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society   Non-members: temporary membership fee of £3. Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme.



December      February  



2015 Events

Sinking of HMS Formidable Centenary Commemoration

The service starts at 1400 (the exact time to the hour of the service back in 1915) A short service, Wreath laying, Exhortation, Two minutes silence, reveille, Standards Fall out, Muster in Pilot Boat pub (all families welcome of course). 1400 Lyme Regis Cemetery.  See bottom of page for more info.


rtsFest AGM 
 All local artists are welcome at this AGM where new officers will be elected.  Followed by the first ArtsFest 2015 (
September 19-27th)  meeting.  Share your ideas and show your support.  The Guildhall 7pm 
Lyme Regis ArtsFest 




The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.

The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.

15th Annual Farmhouse Breakfast
Come and enjoy a traditional farmhouse breakfast; brunch or lunch using local produce, with lots of choice, raffle, in aid of Whitchurch Canonicorum village hall and Joseph Weld Hospice.   More info tel Sue 01297 489375

Coffee Morning
Lyme Regis Society 10.30am at the Alexandra Hotel






at the Regent Cinema

Spring Season

A selection of the year's best films, in case you missed it the first time...

A season of films running twice per year over a 12-week period, Silver Screen is a selection of the year’s best films. Maybe you missed it the first time around or maybe you would just like to see it again...A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. Anyone is welcome to come to Silver Screen; you don’t have to be over a certain age to enjoy these shows.

Every day at Scott Cinemas we keep an eye on the best selection of films. Twice a year we sit down and decide on 12 of these to bring back to the big screen. Sometimes we add in films that may not have had a major release in the UK and would not ordinarily have played in the cinema. Whatever your taste in films, we’re sure that there will be something that will interest you.  Thursdays 10.30am, The Regent Cinema, £3.25 including tea or coffee. Open to all. See relevant dates for films and  synopsis.


Tenovus Cancer Care –
volunteer to help in one of our shops!  

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Electronic Gadgets? Help!

Free help with:  Kindle or e-reader;  Digital camera;  Mobile phone;  Tablets/iPad, Laptop.

Just pop into Lyme Regis Library Tuesdays 10-12  or call the library on 01297 443151 to book a slot.
Lymenet 01297 444570

Digital Surgery

Free Help with;  Spreadsheets;  e-mailing Documents and Photos;  Powerpoint;  Skype;  Security.

Just pop into Lyme Regis Library Tuesdays 10-12  or call the library on 01297 443151 to book a slot.
Lymenet 01297 444570


Guided Walks and Tours

Fossil Walks

Fossil Hunting Walk 10am Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

Rocks and Fossil Weekend Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

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


The Big Garden Birdwatch

Taking part is simple and fun: All you need to do is watch your garden or local park: just settle down for an hour watching and recording the highest number of each bird species seen in your garden, or local park (not flying over) at any one time. 
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch


Rotary Charity Golf Day

Rotary Charity Golf Day

Tues 10th May 2016
  Lyme Regis Golf Club


Recycle those unwanted Gifts

Please Donate them to:  

RNLI Shop, The Cobb:
Weldmar Hospice Shop, Broad Street:
Jumble Sales


Books to your Door
Unable to get to the Library? Housebound?

'If you are housebound or unable to get to your local library, we may be able to arrange for books to be delivered to your home, free at regular intervals by volunteers.  Read more


  Volunteers wanted

Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 
Tel. 443696 Secretary  442220

or email


Something in need of repair or
maintenance around town?

Sign cleaning, clearing and repair.  Unblocking drainage gullies,  small areas of footpath, roadway  or carriageway edge repairs
Report these problems to either Lyme Regis Town Council 01297 445175;
Dorset Direct 01305 221000
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