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COLLECTIONS & RESEARCH

Local History

  • Tessarae from the Holcombe Villa

    Early Lyme Regis

    There were very early settlements near  Lyme Regis. This article will tell you about them.

    By Max Hebditch after Jo Draper.

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  • Plate II. Ground plan and sections of the great landslip ar Great and Little Bindon and Dowlands in the parish of Axmouth on the east coast of Devon

    The Bindon Landslip of 1839

    In 1840 Lyme geologists Rev William Conybeare and Dr William Buckland produced the first fully scientific report ever produced about a major landslip – the Bindon Landslip of 1839.

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  • George Vialls

    People and Places

    A series of papers about the people and buildings of Lyme Regis

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  • Gas Industry

    Industrial Lyme

    A series of papers about historic industries in Lyme Regis and the Lim Valley by Richard Bull.

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  • Ethnic Minorities in Dorset

    Many people think that ethnic minorities in Dorset are recent – that the first black person arrived in the Second World War with the American forces. In fact there were Africans in Dorset from the early 17th century, whilst Jews and gypsies have lived in the county for many centuries.

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  • Information Wanted

    The research team sometimes has queries you may be able to help us with, and details of these will be posted on this page.

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  • Mapping the Town

    In 2010 the Lyme Regis Museum embarked on a new project to research and document all the historic buildings of this Dorset coastal town.

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  • Lyme Regis Farming Project

    There is a strong tradition of research at Lyme Regis Museum and each year new topics are tackled. In 2007, two volunteers at the museum, Graham Davies and Ken Gollop, decided to research the farms of the Lim Valley on the Dorset/Devon border with a view to mounting an exhibition.

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  • John Gould

    John Gould

    John Gould John Gould FRS, a famous son of Lyme who became a leading ornithologist and influenced Charles Darwin’s great theory

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  • History of Lyme in Museum Objects

    In 2010 Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, presented a series on BBC Radio 4 entitled The History of the World in a Hundred Objects, based on material in the British Museum’s collection. Lyme Regis Museum complemented the programmes with a series of talks:…

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