King Edward 1st granted Lyme it's charter in 1284. This guaranteed the upward climb of the small fishing village of Lyme Regis and its development into a thriving medieval market town, amongst the foremost in the area.
An article written by former Museum Education and Outreach Officer, Thea Hawksworth.
by Chris Andrew, Paddy Howe, Chris Paul & Steve Donovan
A series of papers about the people and houses of Lyme Regis
by Phil Davidson and Ben Brooks
A series of papers about industry in Lyme Regis by Richard Bull
This was a major piece of research work, a book and an exhibition supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. A small part of the information available is shown here.
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 ....
Whither the Anthropocene?
By Sir Crispin Tickell
The Geology Gallery of Lyme Regis Museum features a newly-conserved coprolite (fossil dung) table owned by William Buckland. Museum volunteer Richard Bull, a qualified geologist and a local historian, has written a paper about this wonderful table which is available for download.
An abridged version of "Dimorphodon and the Reverend George Howman’s noctivagous flying dragon: the earliest restoration of a pterosaur in its natural habitat"
by David M. Martill of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth
Full text in Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association
doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2013.03.003 - Available at www.elsevier.com/locate/pgeola
An abridged version of the paper Fatally bitten ammonites from the Lower Lias of Lyme Regis by Museum Education Officer - Chris Andrew, Geologist - Paddy Howe, Trustee - Chris Paul and Steve Donovan