Monday, August 29, 2011

Lyme Regis and Mary Anning.

Ever since I read the book, " Remarkable Creatures, " by Tracy Chevalier I have had an intense interest in Mary Anning and her life at Lyme Regis. So of Course it was high on my list of places I wished to visit.

Ammonite style street light .

Ammonites set in the pavement.

It wasn't a long visit but there was time to walk our along the cob and passed all the bathing huts painted in many colours. This family was gracious enough to allow me to snap them at their bathing hut. (it contained a power point with electric jug; crockery, books, magazines, chairs and food  - everything except a toilet )

To add to my delight later when back in London we went to the Natural History Museum ( great place to visit ) and I saw many fossils including some of Mary's discoveries. ( sorry someone stood in front of my photo ).

While in Lyme Regis I visited the museum and bookshop that stand where Mary's little shop used to be. I bought 2 books.( light weight ones only ). "Mary Anning of Lyme Regis," by Crispin Tickell and "Walking the West Jurassic Coast ( Orcombe to the Fleet ) by Robert Westwood. ( I didn't get to do any of those walks but I am sure it would have been fun.

1 comment:

molly said...

Sounds fascinating....Love those lamp posts!