Lyme U3A to hear about seaside adventures

PUBLISHED: 10:18 29 June 2017

A Punch and Judy show on Lyme beach in bygone days

A Punch and Judy show on Lyme beach in bygone days


Group will explore the British affection for beach holidays

How did the great British seaside tradition begin? Was it with George III in Weymouth? Or the Prince Regent in Brighton? Or Queen Victoria, who ‘ Drove down to the beach with my maid and went into a bathing machine where I undressed and bathed in the sea for the first time in my life, I thought it delightful …’? Or the 1841 London to Brighton railway, opening up the coast to the East End of London?

Or, perhaps, even with Jane Austen’s patronage of Lyme Regis?

Discover the answers at the Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A meeting on Wednesday, July 12, when Sidmouth resident Deirdre Dee will reveal all about our love of the seaside, coming right up to date by examining how seaside resorts are continually re-inventing themselves to stay alive in the 21st Century.

A professional actress and producer before becoming Managing Director of a corporate events company, Deirdre’s career spans the arts, coaching and mentoring, the charity sector and the corporate world.

The talk is at 11am in Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis, with coffee or tea available from 10am.

Entrance is free to U3A members, non-members are encouraged to make a £2 donation towards the talk.

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