Frome wessex camera club
A fossil of the world's largest moth was discovered in 1966 at Lyme Regis.To the southwest are Poker's Pool, Seven Rock Point and Pinhay Bay and to the northeast is Charmouth.is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 miles (40 km) west of Dorchester and 25 miles (40 km) east of Exeter.The town lies in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast at the Dorset–Devon border. The town is noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, which are part of the Heritage Coast—known commercially as the Jurassic Coast—a World Heritage Site.There cummith a shalow broke from the hilles about a three miles by north, and cummith fleting on great stones through a stone bridge in the botom." In 1644, during the English Civil War, Parliamentarians withstood an eight-week siege of the town by Royalist forces under Prince Maurice. A local lifeboat delivered bodies to the Pilot Boat Inn on Bridge Street.The Duke of Monmouth landed at Lyme Regis at start of the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685. Lassie, the dog of the Inn's owner, licked the face of Seaman Cowan, believed dead, and seemingly aroused him back to life.About 45 acres (18 ha) of wheat and turnip fields were dislodged when a great chasm more than 300 feet (91 m) across, 160 feet (49 m) deep and 0.75 miles (1.21 km) long was formed.
"The Dowlands Landslip" occurred on 24 December 1839, 3 miles (4.8 km) west along the coast in Devon, in an area belonging to Bindon Manor.The namesake of the cross-breed became a legend of books, radio, film and television.In 1965, the town's railway station was closed, in the Beeching Axe.The harbour wall, known as "The Cobb", features in Jane Austen's novel Persuasion, and in The French Lieutenant's Woman, a novel by British writer John Fowles, as well as the 1981 film of the same name, which was partly filmed in Lyme Regis.The town was home to Admiral Sir George Somers, its one-time mayor and parliamentarian. In July 2015 Lyme Regis was also 'tripled' with Jamestown, Virginia to form the Historic Atlantic Triangle between Lyme, St George's and Jamestown.