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In 2010 Neil Ferguson, 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:...

..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, Photographs sourced by Richard Bull mostly from the Museum’s collection

The papers are:

Icthyosaur Kevin The Black Ven Ichthyosaur  and the Ichthyosaur known as ‘Kevin’ (Jurassic Period,  c.195 million years old) by Paddy Howe
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Polished neolithic axe Neolithic Polished Stone Axe (4-2,000 BC) by Felicity Hebditch

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Bronze Mirror Bronze Mirror from Uplyme (100 BC - 100 AD) by Max Hebditch

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Town Seal Common Seal of Lyme (1272-1290) by Thea Hawksworth
Click here to see a paper by Maurice Liddiard on the Lyme Regis Civic Regalia

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Counter Rent Table Counter or Rent Table (early 16th C) by Max Hebditch

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Tobacco Pipes Tobacco Pipes (c.1640) by Felicity Hebditch

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Lead Shot from the Siege of Lyme Lead Shot from the Siege of Lyme (1644) by Felicity Hebditch

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Town or Curfew Bell Town or Curfew Bell (1660) by Max Hebditch

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Great Storm Clock Great Storm Clock (1760) by Thea Hawksworth

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Fire EngineFire Engine (late 18th C) by Richard Bull following a talk by Thea Hawksworth

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Buckland's Table Buckland’s Coprolite Table (c.1834) by Richard Bull

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Bindon Landslip Undercliff  Model (c.1840) by Thea Hawksworth

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Hutchinson Victorian Family Journal Hutchinson Victorian Family Journal (1886) by Thea Hawksworth

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Whistler’s Doll Whistler’s Doll (c.1895) by Felicity Hebditch

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Entrenching Tool Handle Entrenching Tool Handle - once thought to be Mary Anning’s Hammer (1888-92) by Richard Bull
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Boot from HMS Formidable Boot from HMS Formidable (c.1913/4) by Richard Bull

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