Lyme Regis Review of the Year: Landslips, fetes and festivals

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: JANUARY: A chalet is pushed forward by a landslip at Ware Cliff JANUARY: A chalet is pushed forward by a landslip at Ware Cliff


A CHALET was left hanging over a cliff and the Undercliff coast path after a significant landslip at the start of the year.

  • THE popular Mummers Play returned to the streets of Lyme Regis for the second year in a row, as crowds lined the streets to watch the procession move through the town.


FRIENDS of Charmouth Library ensured they were the envy of other libraries in the area as they received a grant of £4,200 from West Dorset District Council, allowing them to redecorate the library green.


MP Oliver Letwin visited St Michael’s Primary School in March to listen to the pupils’ concerns about the dangerous road outside the school, with the MP promising to take it up with Dorset County Council


HUNDREDS of people lined Broad Street on one of the coldest Easter Sundays on record as the Easter Bonnet Parade made its way down the town’s main shopping street.


THE Jurassic Coast was shown off in all of its glory during the Fossil Festival held in Lyme Regis in May.

  • THE Lyme Regis May Day Fete was a big success this year in the glorious spring sunshine, with 26 stalls from different Lyme Regis organisations over the bank holiday weekend.


A TODDLER from Lyme Regis proved it is not only the adults who raise money in the town, as three-year-old Ella Fowler raised £700 in memory of her grandfather by running the Race for Life.


LYME Regis resident Bryan Hackett was finally recognised for his service in the Arctic Circle in the Second World War, receiving his Arctic medal.

  • ROYALTY visited the area in July when Prince Edward came to town to mark the 70th anniversary of the Dorset Youth Association.


BOTH the RNLI lifeboat week and the Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival took place in August, with both events drawing hundreds to the town and raising tens of thousands of pounds for local charities


SEPTEMBER was the month when Lyme Regis and 2,000 other guitarists rocked out to Buddy Holly’s hit ‘Rave On’ on the Lyme Regis seafront to break a world record, and the famished musicians could refuel at Food Rocks.


A HEROIC Wessex Water workman from Lyme Regis, Chris Aylott, helped to avert a major road crash after stopping a car from rolling backwards onto the A35.


NOVEMBER 2013 was the month that local campaigners were finally given the go ahead to build a skatepark in the town, after the town council pledged £150,000 to support the group.


LYME Regis got into the Christmas spirit in December, with a special campaign called Yuletide Lyme launched with the Christmas Light switch on, as traders looked to increase the number of shoppers in the town.


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