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Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre
Show time: 7.30pm
Tickets: Full Price £12, Concessions £10 (TF discount applies)
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.
An informative programme about the films and songs will be given to the audience on the night of the performance.