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   2015 ~  Lyme Lunge  ~  Duck Race   ~ Farmhouse Breakfast ~

Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary   January  2015
 

Snow over Lyme Regis

 

2015 Events

 

 

Thursday 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, in aid of "Help4Heroes".  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.  Download your sponsorship form here Sponsorship Form

 

 

Monday 5th

 

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

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.


 

Friday 9th
 

“Never Mind the News, what about the Adverts?”
A light hearted look at advertising in the last 100 years with Bruce Upton, who comes from the Bridport Museum. Bruce has entertained us twice in the last two years. He uses many illustrations from his own collection and the Museum’s photographs.  Start at 10.00am with coffee/tea and biscuits served until 10.45am. The talk starts at 11.00am Woodmead Hall.
 

 

Tuesday 13th

Art Appreciation: Degas
Wendy Hall will be showing slides and talking about Degas on  2.00 - 4.00pm. We have to charge members £2.00 per person to cover expenses.  everyone welcome, no need to book.


Friday 16th

Luftwaffe Aerial Photography of the 2nd World War.

by Nigel Clarke.  For further information please contact Chairman John Wallis on 01297 444733 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club 7.30 pm 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls.

 


Thursday 22nd
 


A
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 

 

Saturday 24th

 

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


The Giants

Warren has supported The Glovers since he was a young lad, and he has green and white blood pumping through his veins.  But now he’s stepping off the terraces, and planning on bringing a touch of Yeovil glory to his own team of under 12s. Warren and his merry band of school kids have their sights set firmly on the Premier League, but first there’s the small matter of conquering the Somerset Schools’ Cup.  Meanwhile, a teenage girl called Rachel is willing Yeovil on to victory and promotion back to The Championship. Her Bovril-loving older brother is by her side and with her all the way - or is he?  Wassail Theatre presents THE GIANTS, a play about going for three points, striving for your dreams and what happens when the reality of life scores a last minute winner.  For football fans and theatre goers alike. Written by Will Gore. Directed by Tim Bell.  Full Price:  £10.00  Concessions: £8.00  LYT members can come for £1!  TheatreFriends Discount Available  Free Entry to Lyme Regis Passport Holders. 7.30pm   Marine Theatre

Sunday 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".

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
 

Wednesday 28th

‘Grown in Dagenham’
– growing food in the city by Alice Holden
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society  Non-members: temporary membership fee of £3. 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall.  For more details contact 01297 444034

 

Thursday 29th January

The Fault In Our Stars
RUNNING TIME:
126 mins  Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group.....  Anyone is welcome to come to Silver Screen; you don’t have to be over a certain age to enjoy these shows. A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. 10.30am, The Regent Cinema
 

Friday 30th
 

Coffee Morning
Lyme Regis Society 10.30am at the Alexandra Hotel 
www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

 

 

Southern Tenant Folk Union

One of the most highly acclaimed folk/bluegrass bands in the UK today, Southern Tenant Folk Union are about to release their sixth album (The Chuck Norris Project) and since starting out in 2006, have toured their exciting live show all over the UK, Ireland, Netherlands & Germany.  A six piece all acoustic band with banjo, mandolin, fiddle & harmony vocals, they perform an eclectic mix of high energy atmospheric folk and have received airplay from Bob Harris & Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 2. Live appearances include BBC One TV (The Andrew Marr Show), RTE TV (The Late Late Show) & Radio 4’s Loose Ends. Artistically successful, award winning and with an exciting live act worked around a single microphone, they have performed at Celtic Connections, Orkney Folk Festival, Belladrum & The Electric Picnic and now sellout arts centres across Europe.  Full Price:£13.50  Concessions: £12.50  TheatreFriends Discount Available Marine Theatre

 



Seascape & Open PDI & Print Competitions
For further information please contact Chairman John Wallis on 01297 444733 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club 7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls.
 

 

Saturday 31st
 

Dr Livingstone, I presume?

Written by Steve Clarke and Bill Scott.  UP THE ZAMBEZI WITHOUT A PADDLE!   Miracle deftly combines its own inimitable style with the wonder of Victorian Music Hall to tell the story of one man’s obsession to discover the heart of Africa and transform an entire continent singlehanded - AND of a woman left behind…    Both a hurrah to courage and endurance and a swipe at the 19th century ideals of imperialism, chauvinism and hypocrisy, this curious slice of history is served up as a magnificent melange of musicality and melodrama.  This entertaining expedition into unknown territories of comedy, excitement and musical gaiety will enthral audiences of all generations. BRAVO!  Cast: Holly Cassidy, Ciaran Clarke, Benjamin Dyson & Giles King  Full Price:  £12.00   Concessions: £10.00  Under 16s: £8.00   TheatreFriends Discount Available  Running time: 2hrs 15 minutes (approx)  Age suitability: 7+  Marine Theatre    7.30pm  A collection will be made at this event for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust in memory of loyal Marine Theatre supporter and friend Mary Edwards.


 


Wednesday Jan 27th  2016

Seed Swap, Quiz and Social Evening

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

 

December      February  


Sinking of HMS Formidable Centenary Commemoration:
why this event is being commemorated on the 6th and not the 1st January (the day of the sinking)

In our local cemetery we have six Royal Navy sailors buried from the sinking of HMS Formidable on New Years Eve 1915 and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of their burial (6th January 1915) we are holding a commemorative service at the graveside next week. The details are as follows:

1400 on 6th January 2015, Lyme Regis Cemetery.  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).

There are about three families of those from the sinking coming that I know of as well as uniformed Royal Naval Reserve personnel, Royal Marine bugler and a lot of standards from the RBL and RNA so there should be quite a lot there on the day.

Here is a quick summary of their story:
On Friday 1 Jan 1915 at around 0130, the battleship, HMS Formidable was struck by a torpedo from the German submarine, U 24. The torpedo struck the starboard side abreast of her foremost funnel in No.2 Boiler Room. A few minutes after 0300 the U 24 fired another torpedo at the Formidable which exploded in No.1 Boiler Room below the after funnel on the portside. Just after 0430, HMS Formidable sank beneath the waves of the English Channel approximately 30 miles south west of Lyme Regis.

Several boats including a sailing pinnace had been launched safely from HMS Formidable, and overloaded with 71 men had drifted away into the stormy night. The boat was soon swamped with water which made it difficult for those who could to row. The men had to keep baling out sea water continuously with their boots. For 22 hours they fought to survive with fourteen of their shipmates succumbing to the terrible conditions. These men were buried at sea from the ship’s boat.
The boat came ashore in Lyme Regis at 2300 on New Years Day. Of the 71 men in the pinnace, 48 were brought ashore alive, six were found to be dead on arrival, and three died after landing.
The Pilot Boat Inn became rescue headquarters. Many of the townsfolk brought food and blankets. Others took men into their homes to rest and recuperate, while those needing medical aid were sent to hospital. Some of the dead were placed in the Drill Hall, now the Marine Theatre.

In total the loss of life from HMS Formidable was 35 Officers and 512 men from her complement of 780. Three of the dead were repatriated to their home towns but six of those who died were buried on the 6 Jan 1915 in Lyme Regis Cemetery, with full military honours. They are not forgotten and are honoured at a grave side ceremony every Remembrance time as much sons of Lyme as those who were killed that came from the town itself.

Mr Vernon Rattenbury,  Lyme Regis Royal British Legion branch

 

Events at The Regent Cinema,
Lyme Regis
 
FRI 16 JAN – THUR 22 JAN

01297 44 12 34     WWW.SCOTTCINEMAS.CO.UK

 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNER

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
(12A) (2hrs.30m)

FRI, MON, TUE: (7.30)

SAT & WED: 4.25, 7.30

SUN: 7.50

THUR: 3.30

 

PADDINGTON

(PG) (1hr.45m)

SAT: 2.00

SUN: 2.50

 

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE PRESENTS

TREASURE ISLAND

(12A) (3hrs. APPROX) (FLS)

THUR 22ND JAN: DOORS 6.30 FOR 7.00 START

 

 

EVENT CINEMA NOW BOOKING

 BOLSHOI BALLET: SWAN LAKE

SUN 25TH JAN, 3.00PM
 

BOLSHOI BALLET: ROMEO & JULIET

SUN 8TH MARCH: 3.00PM
 

NATIONAL THEATRE: BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

THUR 12TH MARCH, 7.00PM
 

MAXINE PEAKE AS HAMLET

MON 23RD MARCH, 7.00PM &

SUN 29TH MARCH, 5.00PM

 
DOORS OPEN 15 MINS. PRIOR TO START OF FIRST PERFORMANCE
(      ) = Subtitled Tuesday    (FLS) = No Free Tickets or Advertisers Passes

Events at The Regent Cinema,
Lyme Regis
 
FRI 23 JAN – THUR 29 JAN:

01297 44 12 34     WWW.SCOTTCINEMAS.CO.UK

 

TESTAMENT OF YOUTH

(12A) (2hrs.35m)

FRI, SAT & MON – WED: (7.40)

SUN: 8.35

THUR: 3.35

 

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

(12A) (2hrs.15m)

FRI, SAT & MON – WED: 5.00

SUN: 6.00

 

PADDINGTON

(PG) (1hr.45m)

SAT: 2.30

SUN: 12.30

 

BOLSHOI BALLET PRESENTS

SWAN LAKE (LIVE) (12A) (2hrs.30m APPROX)

SUNDAY 25TH: DOORS 2.30PM FOR 3.00PM START

 

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS

ANDREA CHENIER (LIVE) (12A) (3hrs APPROX)

THURSDAY 29TH: DOORS 6.30PM FOR 7.15PM START

 

SILVER SCREEN. EVERY THURSDAY AT 10.30 AM.
TICKETS £3.50 INC. COFFEE THUR 29TH JAN:

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

(12A) (2hr.20m)

 

EVENT CINEMA NOW BOOKING

BOLSHOI BALLET: ROMEO & JULIET

SUN 8TH MARCH: 3.00PM

 

NATIONAL THEATRE: BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS

THUR 12TH MARCH, 7.00PM

 

MAXINE PEAKE AS HAMLET

MON 23RD MARCH, 7.00PM &

SUN 29TH MARCH, 5.00PM

 
DOORS OPEN 15 MINS. PRIOR TO START OF FIRST PERFORMANCE
(      ) = Subtitled Tuesday    (FLS) = No Free Tickets or Advertisers Passes
 

SILVER SCREEN
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.

 

Colyton Butcher in Lyme Regis
Mobile shop Wednesdays behind the Guildhall (alongside the museum)

 

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

click here to read more

 

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

Fossil Walks

Get Fossiling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis Museum’s famous fossil walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Some families return time and again to search with Paddy and Chris among the sand and rocks for fossils that have been washed down onto the beach after 190 million years. For adults and children alike, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Your fossil walk ticket gives you FREE access to the museum where you will be able to see displays of rare fossils, learn all about Mary Anning, the famous early paleontologist who once lived on the site of the museum and much more. Cost: £10 adults, children and students £5.

 walks@lymeregismuseum.co.uk.
 

Each walk is limited to 15 people per guide. Start times for walks vary according to the tides and take about three hours. Walks can fill up quickly on the day so before traveling any great distance please contact the museum and book a place: telephone 01297 443370 or email info@lymeregismuseum.co.uk  or call into Lyme Regis Museum shop on Bridge Street
 

Mary Anning Walks

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.
walks@lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Meet at
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis
DT7 3QA

 

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 12th May 2015
  Lyme Regis Golf Club
Download Golf Entry Form

 

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

for
Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 
Tel. 443696 Secretary  442220

or email lymeregis.carnival@mac.com

 

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
or 
Click Here

 

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