G.K. Chesterton and more Plaques
I was told of a connection with G.K. Chesterton and this has been explained in detail by Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, who wrote this to me in an email:
"Chesterton stayed at The Three Cups Hotel in Lyme Regis in 1930, and wrote a letter from there on the hotel’s stationery and a poem. So it belongs to eternity."
Dale asked me to refer to his society's website at www.chesterton.org which I highly recommend.
I have also obtained my own copy of "Signs of History, A Guide to the Historical Plaques and Notable Buildings of Lyme Regis", published by The Lyme Regis Society, 2002. (Thanks to The Lyme Regis Museum.) I see from this booklet that there is, at number 11 Broad Street, a plaque describing the role played by that building in the film, "The French Lieutenant's Woman". Wouldn't it be worth having another plaque pointing out that The Three Cups also played a leading role in the same film?
There is yet another reason for a plaque mentioned in the "Signs of History" booklet, namely that The Lyme Regis Society was formed after a meeting at the hotel in 1930.
It looks like The Three Cups Hotel could be famous for displaying at least four blue plaques. Now I think that would attract some visitors and many customers if it were open for business.