Firework display cancelled

Blog 28th September 2020 Lyme Regis Fireworks - Cobb


The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has decimated the events calendar in Lyme Regis this year with the bonfire and firework display the latest casualty.

Organiser Alan Vian said: "We are very sad that, after consultation with Lyme Regis Town Council, we have had to cancel the fireworks display which was to be held on November 7 in Lyme.

"We know that in previous years people have travelled for long distances to join with those of us who live in Lyme to see one of the best displays on the south coast.

"The virus has had such an impact on all of us in Lyme and we had hoped to cheer everyone up with the fireworks display. We are hoping for better things in 2021."

The summer season usually sees a packed calendar of events but all were cancelled this year including Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, Guitars on the Beach, Lifeboat Week and Regatta & Carnival Week.

Thoughts now turn to Christmas and there is some good news with Rob James, Chairman of Lyme Regis Lights Committee, confirming the town’s Christmas lights display will go ahead as planned although there will not be a switch on event and lantern parade.