Lyme Regis Museum is pleased to have received a gift of a large framed photograph that has hung in the Lyme Regis branch of the Lloyds TSB bank for many years. Pictured above is the bank’s local manager Joanne White handing over the picture to museum chairman Stephen Locke (on the left) and the museum’s newly appointed director David Tucker (right) .
Mr Locke said 'The museum is very grateful for the gift of this picture. It shows how Broad Street in Lyme Regis looked for the 1980 filming of John Fowles' book French Lieutenant's Woman. This was an important event in the town's recent past and illustrates its literary connection to John Fowles. The museum is also proud that Fowles was its curator while filming was taking place.'