Social history is often called the ‘history of the people’. Our choice here of individuals is somewhat eclectic, often chosen from current research projects or enquiries to the museum.
We have created a compilation of Lyme Regis trade directories covering the period between 1823 and 1903. This has proved invaluable in our ‘people searches’.
- Allen, Vandelow Hobman – Entrepreneur of Lyme Regis
- Crabb, Albert J & Frederick W
- Fielding, Henry, & the wealthy heiress
- Govier, Samuel – Master Smith of Lyme Regis
- Nicholson, Rev Peter Charles
- Peterson, William – Auction 1821
- Philpot Sisters – Final Resting Place
- Ramsbotham, Harold John – biog
- Trade Directory (Lyme Regis) 1823 – 1903
- Waring, Eleanor Emma (Sister Emma)
- Wingrave, Dr V H Wyatt – first Curator of Lyme Regis Museum