Talk on 1920s Lyme to celebrate museum’s anniversary

L:yme Regis Museum 1920s
Lyme Regis Museum as opened in 1921

LYME Regis resident Ken Gollop will give another of his popular talks on local history on Sunday, March 13.

This will be a repeat of a talk he gave last November, which was not widely advertised because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will celebrate the opening of Lyme Regis Museum 100 years ago, with Ken talking about the town in the 1920s with more than 50 photos to share.

It was a time when Lyme was expanding. It was a popular seaside resort and needed to tidy itself up and refurbish many of its older buildings.

A new council estate was planned at Colway Mead and the town had a many new public buildings – a hospital in Pound Road, a post office, a museum, police station in Hill Road and a grammar school on the site of the Woodmead Halls.

The railway brought many visitors to town and there were many hotels, guest houses and B&Bs.

By 1930 Lyme had 15 hotels, and 91 B&Bs and apartments.

The talk will be held at Woodmead Halls on Sunday, March 13 from 2.30pm, with admission costing £3 with proceeds going towards the museum.

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1 Comment

  1. Excellent. A superb edition.
    It just gets better. Well done.
    We have paid Council Tax in Lyme for 58 years. We love Lyme!

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