Clubs / Organisations

Here are some of the many organisations and local groups who use Woodmead Halls on a regular basis. Full details of some of their activities are listed below together with contact details.

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If you would like to make a booking for your group, please check the calendar and then contact us with your request.

Lyme Bay Photographic Club

Lyme Bay Photographic Club

The aim of this popular club is to promote the art of photography and to make it accessible to the wider community.

The club welcomes anyone who is interested in photography and meets fortnightly, on Friday evenings between 7.30 pm and 10.00 pm, at the Woodmead Halls. Membership varies between 25 and 45 people and activities include instructional evenings, internal and external competitions, club outings and a summer Print Exhibition.

The club’s year runs from September to May and the annual subscription is £25. If you would like to know more about the club and its meetings, please contact Chairman John Wallis on 01297 444733 or visit their website at

Lyme Regis Town Band

Lyme Regis Town Band

Lyme Regis Town Band was re-formed in 1981 after a lapse of thirty years and was funded, initially, by a donation from the makers of ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ which was filmed in Lyme Regis during that year. The band soon established itself as an integral part of the town’s community and social activities. From the original fourteen members, it has grown to a full concert entertainment band of over thirty. The current Musical Director is John Powell, a talent musician and bandsman with over forty years experience.

The Band rehearses on Tuesdays at the Woodmead Halls from 7.45 to 9.30pm and on Thursdays at the Methodist Church Hall, Lyme Road, Axminster, from 8.00 pm until 9.30pm. The Band is always keen to recruit new members and welcomes both experienced players and beginners who are warmly welcomed and strongly supported.

For beginners there is a Training Band which meets every Tuesday from 7.00 to 7.45 p.m. at the Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. The Band provides free tuition, instrument and uniform. All that is asked in return is regular attendance, dedication and an eagerness to improve. To protect young people, our teachers are enhanced CRB checked and we operate our own Child Protection Policy. Learners progress through to the main band at the discretion of the Musical Director. At the end of each session, members are encouraged to sit with the main band for part or all of the rehearsal. For further details regarding the Training Band please contact

Full details of Lyme Regis Town Band, including details of future engagements can be found by visiting their website on

The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A

The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A

U3As are self-help, self managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full-time work, providing opportunities for members to share learning experiences and activities in a wide range of groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.

The Heritage Coast Lyme Regis U3A was founded in November 2005 and currently has a membership of approximately five hundred in Lyme Regis and the surrounding area. The group meets regularly at the Woodmead Halls and for further information about their activities you can phone their Membership Secretary on 01297 444566 or email

Give Blood

Blood Donor Team

With its central location, disabled access, ample parking and excellent facilities the Woodmead Halls is the ideal location for the Blood Donor Team when they come Lyme Regis.

New donors, as well as regulars, are most welcome to attend. Why not go along and help to maintain vital blood stocks – your contribution will save a life!

For further information about giving blood and also organ donation please visit, and

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have recently launched a new campaign entitled “Blood Doesn’t Grown on Trees” to encourage more young donors to start donating. Knitters from all over Dorset have been involved by knitting blood drops that hang in trees at events over the month.

The Short Mat Bowls Club

The Short Mat Bowls Club

This very popular Club meets once a week on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm until 10.00 pm. It has been running for over twenty years and the club has a team entered in the East Devon League. New members of all abilities, including beginners, are most welcome to attend. For more information, contact Mr Peter Johnson on 01297 444641, who will be pleased to hear from you.

Sequence Dancing

Sequence Dancing

The popular group meets at The Woodmead Halls every Sunday evening from 8.00 pm until 10.30 pm. Dancers of all abilities are most welcome to attend and the atmosphere is completely informal. There is a small charge of £2 per person, which includes tea and biscuits. There is also a raffle and a licensed bar. Why not drop in one Sunday evening and enjoy a relaxed and sociable evening? For further details contact Susanne Whitemore on 01297 442548.

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