Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

13/4/2007

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis (IPA: [ËŒlaɪmˈɹiːgɪs]) is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25 miles west of Dorchester and 25 miles east of Exeter. The town lies in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast at the Dorset-Devon border. It is nicknamed “The Pearl of Dorset”. In the 13th century it developed into one of the major British ports. The town was home to Admiral Sir George Somers, its one time mayor and parliamentarian, who founded the Somers Isles (alias Bermuda). Lyme Regis is twinned with St. George’s, in that Atlantic archipelago. for more click here

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