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 keep them under better conditions that we can, but students of Lyme history no longer need to trek there to see the summaries. Cyril serialised the juiciest stories from the records in local newspapers and in his book Lyme Leaflets, published in 1944 by friends after his death.