COLLECTIONS & RESEARCH

Information Wanted

We are always interested in seeing old photographs of Lyme Regis, dating from the 1950s or earlier, that may have been taken by your grandparents or great-grandparents while living in Lyme or on holiday here. Photographs showing buildings that are no longer standing are of particular interest. For example, does anyone have any photographs showing the Assembly Rooms that were demolished in the 1920s?

If you do have any information or photos for us,  please e-mail them to research@lymeregismuseum.co.uk… or you can post them on our Facebook page.

Here is a more specific query. We believe the photograph on the above left (click on the image to enlarge it) was taken outside the Police Station in Hill Road in about 1950. However, of the seven policemen shown, we can only identify one of them: Les Marsh, who is on the left of the back row. Can you help us identify any of the others?

The second picture (above right) shows a “Mystery Object”  that was found on the beach by a fossil hunter. No-one has been able to identify it, although there have been plenty of guesses! The object appears to be cast out of bronze, and is very heavy. To get an idea of the scale, the yellow tape measure has been extended to 50 cm (about 20 inches).

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