Bygone days recalled at Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 15:02 04 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:39 09 January 2018

Lyme Regis town councillor Jeff Scowen (centre) presents a cheque to Jeremy Hayes and Amanda Boyd, co-producers of Those were the Days. Picture: SUBMITTED

Lyme Regis town councillor Jeff Scowen (centre) presents a cheque to Jeremy Hayes and Amanda Boyd, co-producers of Those were the Days. Picture: SUBMITTED

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An evening of archive films spotlights Dorset life dating back more than eight decades

AN evening of archive films in Lyme Regis revealed Dorset life dating back more than 80 years.

The one-off event at the Marine Theatre - Those were the Days - was financially supported by the town council.

Cllr Jeff Scowen attended the show and presented the organisers with a cheque for £239.60.

The silent films of Dorset life were accompanied with traditional songs, performed by a group of Lyme Regis singers and musicians, working in partnership with the charity Windrose Rural Media Trust.

The audience experienced Dorset heritage with films about traditional farming, fishing and local industry.

Cllr Scowen said: “It was a truly magical evening of old cine films, interspersed by wonderful live singing and music.

“We were treated to bygone scenes of local cider making, rope making, farming and the like.”

The show was co-produced by Jeremy Hayes, director of Lyme Regis Festivals which runs Lyme Folk Weekend, and folk singer Amanda Boyd from Windrose Rural Media Trust.

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