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Siege of Lyme: Part III

THE afternoon of April 25 brought mixed feelings for the townspeople. A ship in the harbour which had been pressed into service as a temporary prison was seen to hoist sail and make for Weymouth, the inmates had obviously wrested control from their keepers. […]

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Siege of Lyme: Part II

LYME did not have to wait long for the first attack and test of its defences. On the morning of the 21st, the royal forces concentrated their attention on the western defences of the town. However, the attackers were beaten back, losing some 40 of their number. […]

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Lyme and the slave trade

LYME was not a major participant in the slave trade; the large ports of London, Liverpool and Bristol became the principal slaving ports. Nevertheless because Lyme as a small outport was facing economic decline, the slave trade became a commercial lifeline. […]

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Lyme’s smelly past

LYMEONLINE informed us that the Marine Parade toilets are at last going to be subject to major refurbishment. Elizabethan Lyme did not have a newspaper. If it had, it would have been reporting on measures to curb the unhygienic habits of its residents. […]