Lyme Regis, Victoria Pier 1912
Photo ref: 65043
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A guidebook from this time advised visitors to Lyme to arrive by sea, for 'the journey by land is too tedious to be undertaken for pleasure'. The steamship from Weymouth would call at Lyme in the morning of its longer voyage to Torquay and Dartmouth, returning in the evening.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

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A Selection of Memories from Lyme Regis

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Lyme Regis

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I just received a gift of a map DUNSTERS geological map of THE ENVIRONS OF LYME REGIS price four pence. A great piece of Lyme history.
It was so good going through all the photos. I worked in Coram Court from 1968 until 1970 and I loved every minute of it. The photos brought back a lot of happy memories.
Remember the Marine Parade so well I came to Lyme Regis in the early 1950 as a pre nursing student at the Local Cottage Hospital my name then was Muriel. Davis we always were called by our surnames I married in 1956 to Tony Wiscombe member of a local building firm Those care free days walking to the Cobb and back on a Sunday then home for cream tea or trifle and sandwiches
Magical trip for a 14 year old working class boy attending Sinjuns Grammar School - a two week school journey to Lyme Regis. We had no car of our own, so bicycles and coach, bus and train journeys provided the backdrop to holidays. Holidays with mum and dad were always daytrips without overnights and cafes and picnics rather than restaurants and pubs. Walking was popular with many "are we there yet"s and "..just ...see more