Movie set photo presented to Lyme Regis

Musuem is given a picture of Broad Street as it appeared in Meryl Streep’s hit film - The French Lieutenant’s Woman

A large framed photograph of Lyme Regis as it appeared in a blockbuster movie has been presented to the town’s museum.

The picture of Broad Street, taken during the filming of the French Lieutenant’s Woman in 1980, had hung in the local branch of Lloyds TSB for many years.

Last week manager Joanne White handed it over to musuem chairman Stephen Locke, and newly appointed director David Tucker.

Mr Locke said: “‘The museum is very grateful for the gift of this picture. It shows how Broad Street in Lyme Regis looked for the 1980 filming of John Fowles’ book French Lieutenant’s Woman. This was an important event in the town’s recent past and illustrates it’s literary connection to John Fowles. The museum is also proud that Fowles was its curator while filming was taking place.”

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