Lyme Regis Fossil Festival Cancelled for this Year

The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival that was scheduled to run over the first Bank Holiday weekend of May, has been cancelled.  Unfortunately, what would have been the fourth festival has been pulled due to lack of sponsorship for this event.

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

Plans are already in place to continue the festival and to make the event bigger in 2009, themed around the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, the English scientist who influenced scientific thought through his theory of evolution.

Everything Dinosaur has been involved with this event since its inception,  helping to organise the event and participating with the events down at the Lyme Regis sea front and at nearby Charmouth on the “Jurassic” Dorset coast.

Past programmes have involved experts from the Natural History museum running fossil roadshows and identifying local finds, as well as events to mark the redevelopment of this part of the coast and the Lyme Regis coastal protection scheme.

Fossil Hunting in Dorset

Team members from Everything Dinosaur will no doubt be down in Dorset over the next few months and we will of course post further updates as progress on the 2009 events is made.

So roll on 2009.

In the meantime, visit Everything Dinosaur’s award-winning website: Everything Dinosaur.