LYME Regis is putting on its annual Easter bonnet parade on Sunday and this year there is a Beatrix Potter theme.

Judging of hats and bonnets is at 2pm in Lyme Regis Baptist Church and the parade will be leaving the Church at 3pm.

This traditional event, now in its 16th year, attracts a large crowd both in Broad Street and along the seafront. This year children and adults are invited to decorate their hats and bonnets with a Beatrix Potter theme.

Beatrix Potter stayed in Lyme Regis and wrote ‘The Tale of Little Pig Robinson’ set in the fictional town of ‘Stymouth’, which is, in part, based on Lyme Regis.

She stayed in what is now the Mariners Hotel in Silver Street. She described Broad Street as ‘a lovely street’.

There are prizes in five age groups as well as those for men and women and special prizes for the best under five entry.

The Treetops Cup will be presented to the best entry overall.

Prizes will be awarded immediately after judging in the Baptist Church and the parade will proceed down Broad Street and finish on the sea front by the Jubilee Pavilion.

The parade will be led by councillors representing the Mayor of Lyme Regis, as she will be with the Twinning Group in St George’s, Bermuda, and will include the Lyme Regis Majorettes.