This extract of the Last Will and Testament of Mary Godwyn of Lyme Regis was first published in Genealogical gleanings in England By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, on behalf of the New England Historic Genealogical Society in 1885.
The current Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis has a long history despite its 1930s appearance. A series of three buildings on the same site has provided the town with a place of entertainment and instruction for 200 years.
The following particulars concerning the wreck of the Heroine, emigrant ship, bound from London to Port Phillip, [Melbourne, Australia], on Monday last, have been forwarded to us by an eye-witness residing near Lyme Regis, the scene of the disaster:-
The following report appeared in The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art By John Timbs Published by Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., 1849. Did the Dorset coast suffer a tsunami?
This brief biography is taken from ‘A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars: With Brief Biographical Notices’ by John Hutchinson and Published by Printed by Butterworth and Co. for the Honourable society of the Middle Temple in 1902
This description of the lace made at Lyme Regis, Dorset, England is taken from ‘History of Lace’ By Bury Palliser, published by S. Low, son & Marston, 1865
The Lyme Regis branch line was a branch line off the West of England Main Line in the south west of England, opened in 1903. It ran from Axminster in East Devon, via the hamlet of Combpyne and through the village of Uplyme where the line crossed a large bridge known as “The Cannington Viaduct” and crossed the Devon county border to the Dorset port and seaside resort of Lyme Regis.
The town of Lyme Regis, Dorset, England is justly proud of its seafaring son, George Somers, who in 1609 was wrecked upon the island of Bermuda after his ship, the Sea Venture, was separated in a hurricane from the main fleet heading for the east coast of America. but much of the detail of the disaster which befell the Sea Venture comes from an account written by another man on board, Sylvester Jourdan.
Read the full story by Alan Mill in the Dorset Life Magazine
Sir George Somers was a man of great energy. He not only sailed with Sir Walter Raleigh, captured treasure ships, was Mayor of Lyme Regis, (where he was born), but also found time to become a Member of Parliament. Contemporary writings described him as ‘a lamb on land, . . . a lion at sea’. He is best known for his part in the Colonisation of Virginia.
Opposite and overlooking the car-park in Pound Road, Lyme Regis is Coram Tower built to commemorate Captain Thomas Coram who was born here in 1668. A shipwright by trade, he spent much of his early life at sea eventually arriving at Taunton, Massachusetts where from 1694 to 1705 he operated a ship building business.