THE town's annual Easter bonnet parade is hailed a success as more than 50 children turn out to showcase their creations.

Lyme Regis’ Easter Bonnet Parade took place on Easter Sunday and attracted crowds of residents and visitors to watch the spectacle as it made its way through the town.

The parade was led by Steve Miller, deputy mayor of Lyme Regis, and the deputy mayoress and also included the Lyme Regis Majorettes.

Prior to the parade, the children’s bonnets were judged in the Baptist Church by resident author Georgia Hill and given prizes donated by Judith Pothercary.

Alan Vian, town crier and member of Lyme Regis and Regatta Carnival Committee, said: “It was a great family occasion and it is good to keep alive the tradition of the Easter bonnet parade started 18 years ago by the late Barbara Austin MBE.

“It was another great day in Lyme.”

A member of the Lyme Regis and Regatta Carnival Committee took to social media and said: “Thank you to everyone who helped and supported the Easter bonnet parade.

“The weather was glorious, and the entrants looked fantastic - there were some very small children in very big hats.

“Thanks to the deputy mayor and mayoress, judges, sponsors, the majorettes, their helpers, the bucket collectors, the road closers, Alan and Lynne Vian, Jenny the enforcement officer and anyone else I have forgotten.

“The events season starts here – bring on summer.”

The next Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival event is the May fete on Sunday, May 12 from 1pm to 4pm at the Anning Road Recreation Ground.

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