Way back in October I spent a lovely weekend with a few friends in the small seaside town of Lyme Regis. It is a place that I have wanted to visit for a very long time - ever since I saw the 90s version of Persuasion. So when I heard about a Jane Austen tour being organised in Lyme, I jumped at the chance.
On the first day it was chucking it down with rain, so we escaped the downpour by sheltering in the local museum. It's a lovely little museum that has a small wonderful section on Jane Austen and Regency England.
A reproduction bonnet made out of paper!!! I think it was made for some sort of competition.
Exquisite baby's cap
Beatrix Potter also visited Lyme. These are some of the sketches she produced whilst there.
Lace making. I would love to learn how to make lace, but it looks very complicated!!
Rachel's bonnet - ME WANT!!!! :)
Miniature food made for a dolls house!!
When the rain stopped, we ventured outside.Thankfully for the rest of the weekend the weather was quite good.
Promenading along beach. I think we were seeing how close we dared go to the water, whilst wearing our gowns.
We attended a very interesting talk on Jane Austen, given by one of her descendants. After the talk she showed us a few items of Austen's that had been passed down the family.
One of Austen's gloves!!!
A chemisette embroidered by Austen!!! So beautiful.
We also spent sometime on the famous (very windy) cobb, from where Louisa Musgrove falls.
This is the view off the end of the cobb. Not there during the Regency Era. I think it was added about 5 years ago.
Leaning against the cobb listening to the very knowledgeable tour organiser Natalie.
On top of the cobb, looking out to sea. Did I mention it was windy!!
Considering whether to jump. :)
I have decided to split this post into two as I have way too many photos! :)