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Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary   January  2024 Events Please double check important details with the venue.  
We are doing our best to keep up with changes but aren't always notified!


Snow over Lyme Regis



Monday 1st January 2024      Bank Holiday


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


The Lyme Lunge Rotary Lyme Lunge 2024: Take a Plunge in the sea for Charity 
A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay  THIS IS A WEATHER DEPENDENT EVENT


13.00 hours at the Sandy 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 charity:

2024 we will be raising funds for 
The Alzheimer's Society and The Asthma & British Lung Foundation: two charities which we all know give outstanding support to local people in times of need.

   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 plunge, feel free to join us, there is no obligation”   ...more info

 1pm  from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First).  

Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top, just a plunge 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. 

This event is weather dependent:



 Tuesday 2nd January 2024









Friday 5th 2024  Twelfth Night 
Time to take down your decorations and Recycle your Christmas Tree



Tuesday 16th January 2024

The Lyme Regis Society presents A Talk. 

PIRATES-The Origins and Truth 
by Richard 

The swashbuckling heroes and villains of Hollywood 

or ruthless criminals & Murderers?.
But what is the truth about Piracy over the last 1000 years, 

the origins of such as we understand it and its relevance to today.

2pm at Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG. All Welcome. 

Members Free. Visitors £3.00.
 Refreshments Included. 

Social distanced seating available if desired.
Please check website for further information: http//lymeregissociety.org.uk



January 24th 2024 (Wednesday)

TALK. ‘Choosing the Right Veg for You’. Joy Michaud of Dorset vegetable seed specialist Sea Spring Seeds shows how to select the best veg varieties to grow for your individual needs.
Uplyme Village Hall  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com


Thursday 25th 2024  Burns Night



26th -28th January  2024


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








Please check local notices and see https://www.lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk/beaches
for detailed info


 What's on
in the Galleries

Beyond the Beach Huts:
 Strange Visions of Lyme Regis

28th November 2023- 28th January 2024

In a fascinating exhibition in Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery, artist Dave Wicken will be sharing with visitors the fruits of his surreal imagination as he portrays the Jurassic Coast in a style halfway between drawing and photography.

"I have been shooting and processing my own photographs as well as producing pen and ink drawings for most of my life,” explains Dave, “but a few years ago it occurred to me that I could combine the two.”  He still uses pen and ink in the traditional way, but adds colour and texture with software.

Inspired by the coastal scenery around Lyme Regis, Dave started wondering what may have inhabited the place long ago and what may occur there in the future.  His image of a ten-times life-size blue whale, leaping from the sea and about to crush Lyme Regis under its bulk, was inspired by a nightmare he had when he was four years old, but his photomontage of Lyme slipping into a vast chasm in the ‘Great Landslip of 2039’ is hopefully pure fantasy"

Tuesdays- Saturdays from 10am until 5pm/Sundays 10am-4pm; 
check website www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk for holiday openings and admission charges.

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

Bright & Bold:

 Celebrating the Dorset Landscape

30th January 2024 - 31st March 2024

The next solo exhibition at Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery is Miranda Pender’s vibrant collection of semi-abstract Dorset landscapes.  Recognisable without being realistic and playing freely with colour, curve and contour, these acrylic paintings give the viewer a quirky perspective on familiar landscape features, and their bright and bold colour palettes create a spirit of light-hearted optimism

Tuesdays- Saturdays from 10am until 5pm/Sundays 10am-4pm;  check website www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk for holiday openings and admission charges.

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA



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

Fossil Walks 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


Recycle those unwanted Gifts

Please Donate them to:  

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


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

Dorset Library Service

Tel 01305 225000



  Volunteers wanted

  Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 
see lymeregiscarnival.co.uk


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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