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The English Civil War, the American War of Independence and a complete stranger

How a feature article on a grade 1 listed Dorset house led to a meeting with a complete stranger from New Mexico Continue reading

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St Michael the Archangel is looking down onto Lyme Regis

I am very easily side-tracked, it’s a personal failing I suspect rather than one that is peculiar to my industry! Having exhausted Google, I decided there was nothing better than some face-to-face or should that be face-to-museum-exhibit, to get the … Continue reading

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The women were described as Amazonian & the Buddle River ‘ran red’. It was a war zone in Lyme Regis.

The Pearl of Dorset with its stunning scenery and views; part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline; a famous seaside resort with the highly acclaimed Cobb and exciting fossil forays. Such are the enticements of this wonderful part of the … Continue reading

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The Royalists numbered in their hundreds but they were no match for the determined Lyme folk: the Siege of Lyme Regis 1644

When you close your eyes in Lyme Regis, the sound you will hear above all others is the screech of seagulls as they fly overhead scanning the area for tasty morsels. But cast yourself back 367 years and it won’t … Continue reading

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Lyme Regis Celebrates deliverance from the Royalist Siege

The Pearl of Dorset with its stunning scenery and views; part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline; a famous seaside resort with the highly acclaimed Cobb and exciting fossil forays.  Such are the enticements of this wonderful part of the … Continue reading

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