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Lyme Freedom returns from Down Under

Lyme Freedom returns from Down Under

Posted on: 20th October 2014

Australian coffee shop owners Jeff and Debi Johnson, from Crystal Brook South Australia, repatriated a Freedom of the Borough of Lyme Regis certificate at Lyme Regis Guildhall, today, Monday 13th October at 10.00 am. Its return, 76 years after being presented in 1938 to former Lyme Museum Curator, Cyril Wanklyn, was received by Museum Director… READ MORE

Museum Half Term Events

Museum Half Term Events

Posted on: 16th October 2014

October 30th sees Lyme Regis Museum running one of its Fun Days! Admission to the museum is free and Alison Bowskill will be at hand to carry out a craft activity with visiting families. On both October 30th and 31st the museum will be running its famous Fossil Polishing event on the museum terrace (weather… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in October

Posted on: 1st October 2014

The History of Book Illustration Thursday 2nd October at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by John Marriage. Organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. West Dorset’s Ancient Roads Tuesday 28th October at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Russel Telfer of Charmouth’s Pavey Group. Jointly with The Lyme Regis Society…. READ MORE

Gifted, Prolific, Forgotten: Sydney Jessett Returns to Lyme Regis Museum

Gifted, Prolific, Forgotten: Sydney Jessett Returns to Lyme Regis Museum

Posted on: 15th September 2014

Born in Bethnal Green, London in 1885, Sydney Jessett moved to the South West in 1939 with his evacuee granddaughters and wife, Ethel. Apart from service in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, Sydney Jessett was a clerk for the Church Missionary Society until his retirement that year. Living near Kittwhistle until… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in September

Posted on: 1st September 2014

Lyme’s Eroding Coast Tuesday 30th September at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager for the Jurassic Coast Team. Organised jointly with the Lyme Regis Society and the U3A. This talk costs £3.00 but is free for members of these two organisations and Friends of the Museum. Exhibitions Two… READ MORE

An early American connection for Lyme

An early American connection for Lyme

Posted on: 25th August 2014

Mr Stephen Massil has contacted us with some new information about Lyme and a question. He has been researching the family of Henry Franks Waring who was Lyme Regis Town Clerk in the 19th Century. Although it was known that Waring was of Jewish descent (see Ethnic Minorities: Lyme Regis & West Dorset, Past &… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in August

Posted on: 1st August 2014

Monday 11th August sees an illustrated talk by David Cox, “Some of our Native Wildlife Wonders“, at 7.30 pm at Woodmead Halls, organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. There are two exhibitions at the Museum this month: World War I and Lyme Regis: The lower gallery of the Museum contains a major exhibition… READ MORE

Lyme Lads - D-Day

Lyme Lads – D-Day

Posted on: 29th July 2014

Now that the D-Day exhibition has been replaced by our Lyme Regis and World War I exhibition, you can still see the major part of it on our web-site. Click here and go to “Lyme Lads – D-Day”.

EVENTS: Coming up in July

EVENTS: Coming up in July

Posted on: 1st July 2014

There are two new exhibitions at the Museum this month: Lyme Regis and WWI, starting on Monday 7 July 2014. This will follow the “Lyme Lads” exhibition about the D-Day landings which closes on July 4th. Inspired by the Old Town Dump by Ronnie Cresswell – in the Rotunda Gallery from 25th June to 3rd… READ MORE

The Jurassic Coast Fossil Finder

The Jurassic Coast Fossil Finder

Posted on: 28th June 2014

Lyme Regis Museum has recently helped the Jurassic Coast Team create a pictorial database of about 1000 fossils that can be seen in museums along the coast. The picture show’s our enormous ichthyosaur scull , the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur. Click here to go to the Fossil Finder to get more information on the scull and… READ MORE