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A brilliant resource of both social and economic history, here is a wonderful collection of over a thousand advertisements featuring Broad Street businesses, mainly dating from throughout the 20th Century, although a few are earlier.

Despite its appearance, this one dates from only 1996.

Note that the exact location and the date of each advert's appearance is given in the filename of each picture, so do keep an eye on whereever your photo viewer displays the titles.

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Pictures of Lyme in the mid-1920s

The Research Team was very pleased indeed to receive this album from John Collinson of photographs taken either by his father or his uncle Norman: not only do personal photographs often show areas of

Two quirky new additions

Lovely Lyme Regis (1930s) and Lyme Regis in the 1950s were both written by Jo Draper in her inimitably readable style in the early years of the 21st Century. Jo was employed in 1993 by the Museum as

Missing the Regent Cinema?

These monthly programmes listing all the films shown there between July 1948 and December 1955 might make you feel worse, reminding you just how lucky Lyme was to have such up-to-date films each week.

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