Wear your poppy with pride this weekend!

HALLOWEEN was celebrated in style, bonfire night went off with a rather blustery bang, and now our attention turns to a more solemn occasion as we mark Remembrance this weekend.

Last year, record crowds came out in Lyme Regis to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

While it may not be such a significant anniversary this year, members of the Royal British Legion are still hoping that their commemorative events will be well-supported once again, with the annual Remembrance Sunday parade setting of at 9.30am.

You can find full details of all the weekend’s events by clicking here, and these will of course be covered in full in the next issue printed of LymeOnline. Don’t forget to wear your poppy with pride!

Remembrance is the last major event of the year before the town turns its full attention to Christmas, and my diary is already filling up with invites to festive drinks, fundraisers and shopping events.

Over the next few weeks, the Christmas Lights Committee will be working hard to get everything in place for the eagerly-anticipated switch-on on Saturday, November 30.

We’ll have all the details on this and other upcoming festive events on the LymeOnline website and in our printed edition. If your local charity or organisation has any Christmas events coming up, please get in touch and we will do our best to include them.

Meanwhile, in the office we’re busy working on the winter edition of our popular Lyme Life Magazine, which will be out just in time for the switch-on. It will feature all the upcoming winter events, as well as many local shops and businesses to help you find that perfect Christmas gift, and a festive dining out section.

Adding to this extra busy time of year, we’re also preparing for the ‘Christmas election’ (how exciting, I hear you cheer!) and we’ll be getting in touch with all the candidates for the West Dorset constituency to bring you everything you need to know before you place your vote on December 12.

After all that, I’ll definitely be ready to put my feet up with a glass of mulled wine when our final paper of the year comes out on December 20.

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About Francesca Evans 2054 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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