Campaigning for preservation of the hotel where J.R.R. Tolkien stayed and gained inspiration for his mythology. Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Tennyson and H.W. Longfellow were also guests. The hotel featured in the film, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Please send articles to me, Andrew Townsend, at email@example.com or add a comment. Thanks to David Moss for all his work. Comments are closed at WDDC for the plans to redevelop the site but you can still write to the papers.
The BBC News web site is running a series about British seaside resorts reinventing themselves. One of the articles mentions Lyme Regis in terms of visitors attracted by fossil hunting. Culture is mentioned but only with reference to St Ives. It is time for Lyme Regis to promote itself as one of the oldest seaside resorts with a great deal to offer the cultural tourist. See also "Buildings that bless the seaside". The Three Cups Hotel is surely one of those. How much better it would be if visitors could see the interior of this lovely old hotel.