Gifted, Prolific, Forgotten: Sydney Jessett Returns to Lyme Regis Museum

Gifted, Prolific, Forgotten: Sydney Jessett Returns to Lyme Regis Museum

Posted on: 15th September 2014

Born in Bethnal Green, London in 1885, Sydney Jessett moved to the South West in 1939 with his evacuee granddaughters and wife, Ethel. Apart from service in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War, Sydney Jessett was a clerk for the Church Missionary Society until his retirement that year. Living near Kittwhistle until… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in September

Posted on: 1st September 2014

Lyme’s Eroding Coast Tuesday 30th September at Woodmead Halls – 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager for the Jurassic Coast Team. Organised jointly with the Lyme Regis Society and the U3A. This talk costs £3.00 but is free for members of these two organisations and Friends of the Museum. Exhibitions Two… 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

EVENTS: Coming up in August

Posted on: 1st August 2014

Monday 11th August sees an illustrated talk by David Cox, “Some of our Native Wildlife Wonders“, at 7.30 pm at Woodmead Halls, organised by the Friends of Lyme Regis Museum. There are two exhibitions at the Museum this month: World War I and Lyme Regis: The lower gallery of the Museum contains a major exhibition… READ MORE

Lyme Lads - D-Day

Lyme Lads – D-Day

Posted on: 29th July 2014

Now that the D-Day exhibition has been replaced by our Lyme Regis and World War I exhibition, you can still see the major part of it on our web-site. Click here and go to “Lyme Lads – D-Day”.

EVENTS: Coming up in July

EVENTS: Coming up in July

Posted on: 1st July 2014

There are two new exhibitions at the Museum this month: Lyme Regis and WWI, starting on Monday 7 July 2014. This will follow the “Lyme Lads” exhibition about the D-Day landings which closes on July 4th. Inspired by the Old Town Dump by Ronnie Cresswell – in the Rotunda Gallery from 25th June to 3rd… READ MORE

The Jurassic Coast Fossil Finder

The Jurassic Coast Fossil Finder

Posted on: 28th June 2014

Lyme Regis Museum has recently helped the Jurassic Coast Team create a pictorial database of about 1000 fossils that can be seen in museums along the coast. The picture show’s our enormous ichthyosaur scull , the Lyme Bay Ichthyosaur. Click here to go to the Fossil Finder to get more information on the scull and… READ MORE

Great News about the Mary Anning Wing Initiative

Posted on: 27th June 2014

There’s great news from Lyme Regis Museum this week, with the announcement that it has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Mary Anning Wing Initiative. The project aims to make Lyme’s unique history and palaeontology more accessible to audiences of all ages and abilities. The Mary Anning Wing Initiative will provide… READ MORE

EVENTS: Coming up in June

Posted on: 1st June 2014

There are a couple of interesting events at the Museum this month: Know your Fossils (Saturday 7th June): A talk and hands on experience of local fossils with the Museum’s geologists. Jane Did it First (Thursday 12th June at 2.30 pm in the Guildhall): A talk by Diana Shervington concerning Jane Austen’s unfinished novel, “Sanditon”…. READ MORE

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Lyme Lads: the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Posted on: 29th May 2014

Next week sees the opening of a new exhibition at Lyme Regis Museum. Called “Lyme Lads”, it commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings during the Second World War. “Lyme Lads” marks the service and sacrifice of the local young men as they battled from the wide, sandy invasion beaches through the heavily-wooded small… READ MORE