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Film, Thu 16 Nov 2017, £9-£12

Portland stone breakers

Portland stone breakers

Stone breakers and shanty men from Portland 1950s. A photographic still taken from one of the films in the show.


The Marine Theatre box office

01297 442138


Church Street,
Lyme Regis,


Lyme Folk Weekend presents ‘Those Were The Days,’ a show especially created for The Marine Theatre. This wonderful performance is a selection of archive films and songs depicting Dorset’s rural and maritime history. The silent films will be accompanied with specially arranged Dorset folk songs, including some old favourites. The audience is most welcome to sing along.

Watch Edwardian holiday makers playing along Weymouth’s sea front, the steam boats leaving the harbour, The Cobb in the 1930s, hay making, ploughing and planting, during the 1930s and 1940s, fishing in Charmouth, stone breakers in Portland during the 1950s and cider making during the 1960s, traditional trades such as pottery and rope making.

The singers and musicians are known in the area as J J Pig who are an acapella shanty group, regularly singing at the popular Pilot Boat Inn folk nights in Lyme and play for local morris dance teams. They have teamed up with West Country singer Amanda Boyd and Windrose Rural Media Trust, a media charity who has been collecting and preserving film of local life from Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset for over 30 years.

The project is supported with funds by Lyme Town Council and West Dorset District Council.

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 16 Nov 2017 19:30
There will be an interval.


Full adult price £12
Concession £10
Theatre members £9

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Map reference: ND 343213  Lat: 50.72512 Long: -2.93145

By Bus

Regular bus services run from Axminster (for rail connections), Exeter and Weymouth. For up-to-date timetable information visit or call 0871 200 22 33.

By Rail?

London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids, services call at Axminster (for Lyme Regis). Then take a bus connection to Lyme Regis.

By Road?

From the north and the west: Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow the signs for Honiton. From Honiton, take the A35 towards Dorchester and follow the signs to Lyme Regis.

From the east: From the M3 take the M27 to Ringwood and then the A31 on to Dorchester. From Dorchester take the A35 towards Honiton and follow the signs to Lyme Regis.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Axminster station