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New in the Museum: Railway Additions

New in the Museum: Railway Additions

Posted on: 14th March 2016

Following the interest in the exhibition The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago in the Rotunda Gallery over the winter, Lyme Regis Museum has strengthened its permanent display on Lyme’s “Bluebell Line”. It now covers the listed, mass concrete Cannington Viaduct, which is a much visited relict of the line, Michael Stride’s paintings and some… READ MORE

New Acquisition

Posted on: 30th January 2016

The Dorset Heritage Centre has returned to the Museum one of the bound sets of volumes in which Cyril Wanklyn had the Lyme Regis Borough/Court records translated from Latin where necessary and summarised. These records extend back from Victorian times to the 14th Century. The original records remain in Dorchester, where the Heritage Centre can… 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

NEWLY ADDED: Lost Buildings of Lyme

NEWLY ADDED: Lost Buildings of Lyme

Posted on: 4th December 2013

The recent exhibition “From the archives : Lost Buildings of Lyme” proved so popular with visitors that we have decided to share some of the highlights with a wider audience by putting them on this website. You can find them in the Exhibitions section – a fascinating collection of artworks depicting buildings in the town… READ MORE

NEWLY ADDED: Cyril Wanklyn, Historian of Lyme

NEWLY ADDED: Cyril Wanklyn, Historian of Lyme

Posted on: 25th November 2013

Slightly out of order, but the third instalment in the “People of Lyme” series is now available on the Research page. This one concerns Cyril Wanklyn (1864 – 1943), who shared the honorary curatorship of Lyme Regis Museum with Dr Vitruvius Wyatt Wingrave between 1927 and 1940. Wanklyn’s magnum opus was his history of the… READ MORE

NEWLY ADDED: William Porter (1819-94)

NEWLY ADDED: William Porter (1819-94)

Posted on: 24th November 2013

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… READ MORE

EVENTS: Memories of Broad Street

EVENTS: Memories of Broad Street

Posted on: 16th September 2013

As part of Lyme Regis ArtsFest, the Museum is joining with Lyme Regis Library to host an event on Monday 23 September called “Memories of Broad Street”. This will be held from 2 to 5 pm in the Library, and will consist of an exhibition of artefacts, images and stories from the Museum archives relating… READ MORE

The Great Fires of Lyme Regis

The Great Fires of Lyme Regis

Posted on: 14th June 2013

One of the most striking objects to be seen inside Lyme Regis Museum is the 18th century hand-powered fire engine, which has been a treasured exhibit ever since the Museum opened in 1921. Sadly, the fire engine never had much success in putting out fires, as can be seen from this photograph taken after its… READ MORE