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Local History

  • Lymiad

    A unique book only available from Lyme Regis museum
    “A poem in the form of Letters from Lyme to a friend at Bath written during the autumn of 1818”

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  • Thomas Coram

    Thomas Coram

    Thomas Coram, Philanthropist
    Founder of the Foundlings Hospital

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  • Sea and the Cobb

    The fortunes of the small coastal town of Lyme Regis have always been closely bound up with the sea. For seven centuries trade has flourished and faded through its port, protected by the great wall of the Cobb. Fishing, smuggling, storms and shipwrecks have left their relics. For the past two hundred years the town has earned its living as a tourist resort,and is now part of the Jurassic Coast Word Heritage Site.

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  • Civil War and Rebellion

    On two occasions in the 17th century the Dorset coastal town of Lyme Regis sprang into national prominence.

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  • Notable People of Lyme

    Lyme Regis in Dorset has connections with an unusually rich array of distinguished personalities. Some were born here, some came for a visit, some came to stay.

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