Lyme Regis - June 2006 - The Wall - The Eyes Have It!
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Lyme Regis Council were doing some major construction work on the seafront. They were installing a new beach after the old one was washed away by a storm. They were extending the Cobb at the same time.
To hide the construction workers and heavy plant from the few remaining holidaymakers they constructed a wall and painted it white. They then asked local artists and schoolchildren to decorate it. This is some of their stuff. I edited out the usual uncalled for comments, of course. Friends went down there a few weeks later after the new beach had been installed and the wall was gone so these pictures are very rare. Treat with care.
Lyme Regis is the setting of John Fowles's book 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' which was made into a film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. It is the Cobb that Meryl walks along in the face of a storm in one of the films dramatic scenes. It is there to stop the tide and rough seas washing away the beach but every 20 years or so it fails to live up to the job. Hence the construction site and large deliveries of fresh sands.
Lyme Regis is also the centre for exploration of the Jurassic Coast which extends 10 miles either side of the town.