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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Maritime Lyme Exhibition Success

From Mary Godwin, Curator of Lyme Regis Museum:

As part of the Year of Maritime Lyme, our local history exhibition this year was on the theme of ‘Maritime Memories’ at the Town Mill Malthouse from 22nd to 30th October. This was organised by Ken Gollop, Graham Davies and Gail McGarva whose lerrets Vera and Littlesea were the star attraction of the show (the picture on the left shows Vera outside the Malthouse). We’re also grateful to the RNLI for lending their history display and for loaning us back our model of the Thomas Masterman Hardy Lifeboat (This model was previously loaned to St Michael’s church and is now on loan to the RNLI station). Thanks also to Chris Lang for lending his model RAF Seaplane tenders and to all our superb stewards too numerous to mention! I’m delighted to report that 2,342 people (plus lots of dogs and at least one cat) visited the exhibition during the nine days it was on! Donations were £230, somewhat down on previous years, perhaps reflecting the wider economic scenario, but this will still go a long way towards covering the cost of hiring the Malthouse.

You can read Mary's November newsletter in full at the Curator's Corner of the main website.

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