Here the author paints a poetic picture of the area: 'The most ordinary spectator', he writes, 'will linger on the platform of the station in admiration of the fine views it affords. Looking northwards up the valley a charming scene unfolds itself, a vista of wood-capped hills and smooth slopws of rich pasture lands watered by ever-running springs, and moorlands bright with heather and ever-blooming gorse.'
About The Seaport Town of Lyme Regis
This guidebook to Lyme Regis was published in 1912, and provides information on the geology and history of the area. According to the preface, the book aimed to appeal to a wide variety of readers - from tired workers taking weekend breaks to serious geologists and archaeologists. The book is also packed with advertisements for a bizarre mixture of goods: flea powder, seasickness draughts, fire insurance, landscape photographs, piano hire. All of these adverts promoted commercial establishments in the town - actually most of them publicise shops belonging to F.Dunster, who is also the publisher of the book.