Hot toddies for Christmas dippers

PUBLISHED: 11:00 01 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:37 01 December 2015

Fancy dress bathers at last year's Christmas Day swim in Charmouth

Fancy dress bathers at last year's Christmas Day swim in Charmouth


Village landlords to provide some warming refreshment at Charmouth’s annual swim.

Swimmers taking part in the traditional Christmas Day dip at Charmouth this year will be treated to a hot toddy as they emerge from the chilly waters.

Sponsors for the second year running are the landlords of Charmouth’s Royal Oak pub, Karen Phillips and her partner Ian Hendry.

As usual it is expected that many of the swimmers will be dressed in a colourful variety of costumes from nuns and crusaders to vicars and fairies.

Karen said: “We are delighted to be involved. We have some pretty outrageously dressed customers in the pub on Christmas Day, but the event gives everyone a great buzz. We will provide a hot toddy for all those who brave the waves and I think it will be very welcome.”

Members of the volunteer lifeboat crew from Lyme Regis will be on hand to keep an eye on proceedings, and the swim is once again supporting the RNLI.

The swim will be started at 11am. by Lyme Regis Town Crier Alan Vian.

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