Lyme Regis Fossil Festival – the “Curious Coast” Goes Ahead

It has been announced that the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is to go ahead and the event is scheduled for the 3rd to the 5th of May.  Local fossil collectors, schools and scientists are already preparing for the weekend of hectic fossil themed activities and we are sure that the event will be a big success.

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

This years Festival is entitled the “Curious Coast” and after all the recent flooding, landslides and mudslips that have occurred, the Festival will give geologists the opportunity to help members of the public understand a little more about the geology of this part of the Jurassic coast.

Brandon Lennon sent us a hand-written note which outlined some of the plans for this years festivities, a sort of hand-written press release.  No doubt Brandon and his team will be in the thick of the action, providing expert advice, showcasing some of their fossil discoveries and conducting fossil walks out onto the beaches at Lyme Regis and towards Charmouth.

Being Informed about the 2013 Fossil Festival

A hand-written press release from Brandon.

A hand-written press release from Brandon.

Picture credit: Brandon Lennon/Everything Dinosaur

Exciting Fossil Finds

The very wet Summer and the Autumn storms will have exposed a number of exciting fossil finds and we are sure that a number of new discoveries will be on display over the weekend.

As Brandon stated:

“Hello from windswept Lyme Regis!  There will be a fossil festival this year 2013 !  So lots of fossil collectors are preparing their winter finds for displaying at this years show!”

We look forward to hearing more about this years event and Brandon’s plans.  To read about going on an organised fossil hunting trip in the Lyme Regis area: Fossil Walks with Brandon Lennon.

A View of the Lyme Regis Coast (towards Charmouth)

A view of Lyme Regis (looking eastwards).

A view of Lyme Regis (looking eastwards).

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

For replicas of iconic animals associated with Lyme Regis such as ammonites, belemnites and ichthyosaurs: CollectA Age of Dinosaurs Popular Prehistoric Animal Models.

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