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Archive for September, 2015

EVENTS: Coming up in October

Posted on: 30th September 2015

Talks Thursday 1st October at 2.30pm in Woodmead Hall: Around Hardown Hill – Life of a Community in the 1800s, by Jane Ferentzi Sheppard. An historical look at life in the Morcombelake area. Tuesday 27th October at the Catholic Church, Chideock: The Chideock Martyrs, by Denys Brunsden (joint talk with the Lyme Regis Society>) Facts… READ MORE

COMING SOON: The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago

COMING SOON: The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago

Posted on: 21st September 2015

A new exhibition,“The Lyme Railway: Axed Fifty Years Ago”, will be opening in the Rotunda Gallery at Lyme Regis Museum on 7th October. The exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the axing of the rail connection between Axminster and Lyme by Dr Richard Beeching on 27th November 1965. It aims to show visitors what the… READ MORE

A chance to see the Cemetery Chapel

A chance to see the Cemetery Chapel

Posted on: 11th September 2015

Ken Gollop and Graham Davies of the Museum’s Research Group are holding an open day at Lyme’s Cemetery Chapel today. It is part of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week and the building is open until 4pm. This is a very rare chance to see the inside of the chapel.

Model ichthyosaur is named

Model ichthyosaur is named

Posted on: 8th September 2015

The Museum’s enormous Lego Ichthyosaur has been named “Blue Fin” following a prize competition. The winner of the £25 Amazon voucher was seven year old Phoebe Dell. Well done Phoebe!