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  • William Buckland, palaeontologist

    Notable People of Lyme

    Lyme Regis in Dorset has connections with an unusually rich array of distinguished personalities. Some were born here, some came for a visit, some came to stay.

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  • George Vialls and his wife

    People and Places

    A series of papers about the people and buildings of Lyme Regis

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  • The Cobb 1724

    Sea and the Cobb

    The fortunes of the small coastal town of Lyme Regis have always been closely bound up with the sea. For seven centuries trade has flourished and faded through its port, protected by the great wall of the Cobb. Fishing, smuggling, storms and shipwrecks have left their relics. For the past two hundred years the town has earned its living as a tourist resort,and is now part of the Jurassic Coast Word Heritage Site.

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  • Plate II. Ground plan and sections of the great landslip ar Great and Little Bindon and Dowlands in the parish of Axmouth on the east coast of Devon

    The Bindon Landslip of 1839

    In 1840 Lyme geologists Rev William Conybeare and Dr William Buckland produced the first fully scientific report ever produced about a major landslip – the Bindon Landslip of 1839.

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  • Thomas Coram

    Thomas Coram

    Thomas Coram, Philanthropist
    Founder of the Foundlings Hospital

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