Lyme Regis and the story of HMS Formidable
Part 3 of an October Exploration
There are stories to be told from every town. This is part 3 of my Lyme Regis series. In my research, I discovered a story which was new to me despite visiting the town many times over the years. That’s the fascinating thing about research: you look for information, and out of the blue, up pops something new.
It’s rather like in the days before the Internet. One would open a dictionary or encyclopaedia and, before getting to the word or subject intended, would spot something else and get sidetracked. Lesson learned! I now try to make a note of something worth checking to research later rather than get sidetracked and lose time on what needs to be done at the time.
This story involves a pub, a ship and a dog. It’s an event that happened over 100 years ago and most likely gave rise to a canine movie character.
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