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Visit Mary Anning Exhibition
Jun13

Visit Mary Anning Exhibition

Rockwatchers may be interested to visit the new exhibition about fossil pioneer Mary Anning at the Lyme Regis Museum this summer. As well as visiting the newly unveiled Mary Anning statue on the sea front, visitors to the museum will be able to see a rare portrait of the paleontologist with her dog, Tray, on the beach at Lyme alongside one of her rare ichthyosaurs she discovered in 1832. Both of these special items are on loan to the...

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Lyme Regis Fossil Festival this weekend
Oct23

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival this weekend

Come along to the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival this weekend! The popular Festival had to be cancelled from it’s usual summer spot and is now VIRTUAL. There will be lots to see and do and aimed particularly at children. The site goes live at midnight tonight and all tomorrow there will be films to watch, talks to listen to with live questions to the speaker – you can find out how to become a palaeontologist, ask what’s...

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Dig Deeper: Week 3 – Coastal Defences at Lyme Regis
Aug17

Dig Deeper: Week 3 – Coastal Defences at Lyme Regis

Week three of our Dig Deeper series takes Rockwatchers to a place many consider to be the birthplace of earth sciences – Lyme Regis. Retired teacher and resident expert in geography and geology of Weymouth and its surrounding areas, Alan Holiday explores why Lyme Regis is such a haven for geologists. As a regular Rockwatch magazine contributor and field trip leader, Alan is the perfect person to show us why the underlying geology at...

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