Lyme carnival set for colourful climax

Thousands expected in town to see the grand procession and fireworks display

LYME Regis carnival reaches its climax tomorrow (Saturday) with the big parade.

The colourful procession through the town, starting from the Holmbush car park at 8pm, will be followed by a fireworks display on the seafront, around two hours later.

Events throughout the week have been well supported, with a big turnout for the walk of light on Thursday – rearranged from Sunday when the weather was too windy.

Around 600 people amassed in Langmoor Gardens, walking down through Lyme Regis and onto the seafront.

The parade continued onto the historic Cobb harbour lead by town crier Phil Street. followed by around 200 torches, lighting up the lower walkway of the Cobb.

Organisers say the procession went really smoothly and without incident and they thanked the

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St John Ambulance and Lyme firefighters who were in attendance.

Sunday events, which bring the annual programme to a close, include: ducks in training, sailing races, the gig club regatta, the duck race and a balloon race.