.....but a very useful one. This file from the Records of the Sun Fire Office lists the people and buildings insured in Lyme Regis for 1788-93 . So not only can you see who owned/lived in certain streets at the time, but the occupations listed give a clear picture of life in the town at the time. Very much more self sufficient than now, the town had a plethora of brewers and wine merchants, a couple of bakers, grocers, a fisherman and many more supplying essential goods. Most interestingly, there is a glimpse of Lyme's long-gone connection with the wool trade with John Peckett a "woolstapler" (ie a dealer in wool) of Horse Street (today's Coombe Street), and possibly with Valentine Clark, narrow cloth maker, of Church Street.
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