The latest research paper in the People of Lyme series has just been added to the Research section of the website – No.4: William Porter (1819-94). Porter was born and brought up in Lyme Regis, and lived here all his life. Working first in the coastguard service and as a fisherman, by 1851 he had become the Harbour Master. In 1868 he was appointed to manage the Lyme Regis Cement Works and the stone trade. He was also a staunch and zealous non-conformist who wrote poetry, built his own house and served as town councillor and alderman.
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