Local children help decorate Town Mill Christmas tree

PRIZES have been awarded to local children who made decorations to adorn a Christmas tree at the Town Mill in Lyme Regis.

The 20-foot tree was donated to the mill by town councillor Cheryl Reynolds and her granddaughter Lillie, having been given to Lillie has a gift when it was just six inches tall.

Local children were invited to make decorations and special prizes were awarded to the seven top entries, judged by Lillie and local art teacher Dot Wood.

Everyone who entered also received a Cadbury’s selection pack and the decorations have been placed on a small tree inside the Town Mill’s Malthouse Gallery (pictured above left) temporarily to protect them from the weather, and should be on the big tree in the courtyard (pictured top) in time for Christmas.

This weekend – December 19 and 20 – will see Father Christmas at the Town Mill welcoming children to the meal floor, where he will be socially-distanced in his sleigh.

Children and parents can visit for £6 per child, which covers the cost of a baking kit. Booking is essential via the website www.townmill.org.uk and a time slot will be allocated.

This is the last chance to see Father Christmas in Lyme Regis before he heads home to the North Pole, ready for his deliveries on December 24. There is a Christmas trail at the mill, and the naughty elves have a game – guess the reindeer poo!

The Town Mill will be open for visitors to see the water wheel working from a safe distance from 10am this weekend. All artisan businesses are open offering unique gifts, as well as the Pop Up Vintage shop in the Courtyard Gallery and the Malthouse Gallery.

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