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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 Lyme neglected by professional photographers, but as in this case, they have an exact date: July 1926. Although not in pristine condition, given they are now nearly 100 years old, they are remarkably clear - and very informative.

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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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Once again, Sun Insurance documents, this time from October 1880 to June 1895, offer intriguing insights into the lives of some of those living in Lyme at the time. As well as giving the name and occu


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