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Lyme Regis is a small  town lying, on the coast, in the south western corner of Dorset close to the border with Devon. It is nicknamed "The Pearl of Dorset." 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.

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.

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Dec 2006 - Looking down on the harbour area from the Cobb Road.

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Dec 2006 - Lyme Regis Harbour.

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Dec 2006 - The famous Cobb which features in the film “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”.

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Dec 2006 -A stone placed in the Cobb wall describing repairs to the breaches made in Jan 1792.

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Dec 2006 - The view inland from the Cobb.

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Jun 2007 - Blue seems to be the favourite colour for boat covers!

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Jun 2007 - The colourful buildings on the Promenade.

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Contrast the above picture showing a high shingle beach to this view taken in 2004 showing the groins and lower
beach.

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Jun 2007 -A single fishing boat in front of Black Venn.

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Jun 2007 - High tide in the harbour.

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Jun 2007 - A few years ago this would have been quite a different view. The shingle beach is a new sea defence.

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June 2007 - This shot shows the height of the new beach defence.

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Jun 2007 - Thatched cottages on the Promenade.

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Jun 2007 - The old Theatre.

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July 2010 - This is the Rock Point Inn and fish and chip shop at the bottom of the main street.
Golden Cap in the distance.

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July 2010 - A wide view of Stonebarrow Hill and Golden Cap

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Sep 2011 - High tide in the harbour.

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Jul 2014 - Stonebarrow Hill.

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Jul 2014 - Silhouettes on the Cobb.

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Jul 2014 - Low evening light giving the lovely golden glow.

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Jul 2014 - The Guildhall which as the blue plaque below confirms dates from Elizabethan times.

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Jul 2014 - The largest building on the Cobb is the Marine Aquarium. The building dates from 1723 and was originally used as warehousing.

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Jul 2014 - A closer view of the aquarium. At one time part of the building which houses the aquarium was used as an isolation hospital. Ships arriving at the Cobb from abroad carried the risk of importing diseases such as typhus, cholera and the plague. If a person from the ship were ill they would be placed in quarantine. This could be for a number of days to make sure the person did not infect the rest of the town. If the person was better after the period of isolation then they were free to enter the town, but if they died the town was saved.

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October 2015 - A very pleasant walk along the Cobb. There were lots of people out taking advantage of the autumn sunshine.

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Autumn 2015 - I think this fishing boat had just returned to harbour.

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October 2015 - A stroll along the beach.

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October 2015 - Thatched seafront cottages.

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October 2015 - The new sea-wall to the east of the town which was completed in 2014.

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August 2016 - There were quite a lot of people walking on the Cobb Wall.

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August 2016 - This shot from the top of Langmoor gardens shows how busy it was. Not a space to spare on the sands.

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May 2017 - Lyme Regis sea front from the bottom of Langmoor gardens.

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May 2017 - I spotted this stone whilst walking on the beach to the west of the Cobb below Underhill. It reminded me of the Easter Island figures.