Lyme loses its last skittle alley

By Philip Evans

6th Oct 2022 | All Sports

Skittlers lose the only alley left in Lyme
Skittlers lose the only alley left in Lyme

Lyme Regis has lost lost its last skittle alley just at the local league was due to start against after being suspended for two years during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fixtures are due to start tomorrow but the Ship Inn has been closed following a new tenant withdrawing.

Owners JC & RH Palmer are hoping to find a new tenant and discussions are ongoing with the league about how they might be able to continue using the Ship alley.

At one time, Lyme and Uplyme had six alleys - the Talbot Arms, the New Inn (now part of the Royal Lion), the Ship, Pilot Boat, Rock Point and the London Inn.

The new league consists of 16 mixed teams: Alley Twits, Anthill Mob, British Legion, Clueless, Flyers, Hopes Wrecked, Hot Gossip, Marksmen, Pin Pals, President's Men,Road Runners, Rousdon Rebels, Skittles Me timbers, Skitson's, Trappers, Wootton Wobblers.

There are now only three alleys - The George in Charmouth, Wootton Fitzpaine Social Club and Rousdon Social Club.

Fixtures scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) evening have been postponed.


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