We won’t let summer slip away quietly!

The warm weather attracted a dolphin into Lyme Bay over the Bank Holiday weekend, which was spotted playing with boats, kayaks and paddleboards (photo by Richard Austin)

SEPTEMBER is just around the corner and that ‘back to school’ feeling has started to sink in. But Lyme isn’t one to let summer slip away quietly – we like to go out with a bang!

A scorching August Bank Holiday weekend brought in droves of beach-goers and even a dolphin was spotted playing with the boats, much to the excitement of those lucky enough to get out on the water.

The crowds were said to be some of the biggest ever seen in the town, similar to Red Arrows day, and there was barely an inch of spare sand to be found.

Or so it seemed from the photos. I was enjoying the rather cooler climes and Atlantic breeze on the west coast of Ireland for the weekend, but was kept up to date with all the Bank Holiday madness back home thanks to your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The summer fun is not quite over. The town will be filled with music and dancing as Lyme Folk Weekend returns for its eighth year today (Friday).

As well as headline gigs at the Marine Theatre showcasing some of the top names in folk, there will be free live music and morris dancing on the seafront all weekend, and look out for gigs at pubs and venues around the town.

For the full programme and tickets, visit lymefolk.com

Next weekend Lyme will close its major festival season with one of my favourites – Food Rocks. Top chef and restaurateur Mark Hix will once again be calling on his culinary friends to offer a weekend of entertaining cooking demonstrations, delicious feast nights and the best food and drink the region has to offer – all in aid of the RNLI and Fishermen’s Mission.

Always keen to support community events (and any excuse to eat and drink all weekend!), the LymeOnline team will be handing out copies of our Food Rocks special edition at our stand near the seafront marquee.

We always love to meet our readers, so please come along and say hello!

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About Francesca Evans 1542 Articles
Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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