Talk on Friday 27th March 2015

Charmouth Local History Society presents

Monique Bellingham — Lyme’s Canadienne

An illustrated talk by Keith Shaw of the  Lyme Regis Society

Lyme’s Canadienne tells the tale of the colourful Canadian lady Monique Bellingham who, following a troubled marriage to the Lord of the Manor of Castle Bellingham in Ireland,  came to Lyme with three daughters and a granddaughter in the 1820s and lived there for 30 years. She and her family had a lasting effect on Lyme and one daughter later moved to Charmouth.

Friday 27th March 7 pm  The Elms

Members free. Visitors £2.

Refreshments too.


We have also scheduled an illustrated talk on 24th April by Russell Telfer on Charmouth’s Missing Railway. Developed from Neil Mattingly’s extensive research, it looks at the various railway projects that could have given Charmouth a railway connection with Exeter, Axminster, Dorchester and London. To put this in context the talk will cover a history of railways in the south from our point of view, a look what we had before and after Beeching, and subsequently. Timing will be announced later.