Jane Austen's ancester gives talk, Lyme Regis

JANE Austen s ancestor Diana Shervington will be bringing the literary great to life with a talk at Lyme Regis Museum.

JANE Austen's ancestor Diana Shervington will be bringing the literary great to life with a talk at Lyme Regis Museum.

The family heirlooms, which are on loan to the museum, will illustrate the talk on Wednesday, May 12, at 2.30pm.

*People are invited to take part in a celebration marking the completion of conservation work on the 108-year-old listed building during a 'night weekend' on Saturday, May 15.

There will be drinks at 6.30pm, followed by a talk on George Vialls, architect of the museum, at 7.30pm.


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Former curator Max Hebditch will tell how this Victorian architect came to be designer of the museum, guildhall and other buildings in Lyme. The museum will be open until 9pm - admission is free.

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