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People and Places

Posted on: 12th April 2016

William Caddy & Sons William Caddy & Sons built Lyme Regis Museum. Although this building is what they are most remembered for, the company’s effect on Lyme in the early 20th Century was much more widespread. Click the following link to read about his life and times: William Caddy and Sons – the Builders of… READ MORE

Gas Industry

Industrial Lyme

Posted on: 12th April 2016

This is a series of papers produced to accompany a winter exhibition on Industrial Lyme at the Lyme Regis Malthouse in 2010-11. It mainly covered industries where there were no existing studies or publications. Material from the exhibition is occasionally shown again in the Museum and at other venues. Click on the item if you… READ MORE

Ethnic Minorities in Dorset

Posted on: 12th April 2016

Introduction Many of us think that ethnic minorities in Dorset are very recent – that Dorset people saw their first black person in the Second World War when black American troops were stationed here. In fact there were Africans in Dorset from the early 17th century, if not earlier. Jews and gypsies have lived in… READ MORE

Information Wanted

Posted on: 12th April 2016

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… READ MORE

Mapping the Town

Posted on: 12th April 2016

In 2010 the Lyme Regis Museum embarked on a new project to research and document all the historic buildings of this Dorset coastal town. The work will include listed buildings, houses and public buildings.  If you have any information or are interested in helping with this project please email us at research@lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Lyme Regis Farming Project

Posted on: 12th April 2016

It was soon recognised that this was a critical time to research and record the farms of the area as many were disappearing or being redeveloped. Originally knowing of 28 farms, Graham and Ken have now gathered information on over 100. Over 2000 photographs and documents have been recorded so far, with many more in… READ MORE

John Gould

John Gould

Posted on: 12th April 2016

John Gould was born in Lyme Regis on the 14th September 1804. He was therefore just five years younger than Mary Anning and it seems extraordinary that these two children, born in our town at the same time in the humblest of circumstances should each grow up to become internationally recognised scientists in their own… READ MORE

History of Lyme in Museum Objects

Posted on: 12th April 2016

..The History of Lyme in Ten Objects. In the event the Museum’s talks covered 17 objects drawn from the Museum’s collections and the speakers have kindly agreed to write up their talks, which are now presented on this web page as 16 papers. Series Editors: Margaret Batt and Richard Bull, Series Devised by: Thea Hawksworth,… READ MORE

Lymiad

Posted on: 12th April 2016

The early 19th Century must have been a fascinating time to be in Lyme Regis. The latter part of the 18th Century had seen a huge rise in interest from the gentry in visiting the seaside and bathing in the sea. In the same period, Thomas Hollis had revitalised the town and built the first… READ MORE

Thomas Coram

Thomas Coram

Posted on: 12th April 2016

Thomas Coram was born in Coombe Street, Lyme Regis in 1668. His mother died when he was three years old and at eleven he went to sea. He spent much of his early life in the American colonies including operating a successful ship-building business in Taunton, Massachusetts. In 1720 he returned to England where he… READ MORE