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Finding Mary Anning

Earlier this year I read the wonderful book Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. She tells the story of Mary Anning a pioneer in finding and understanding fossils on the Jurassic Coast.

She spent her life in Lyme Regis, so I knew I really wanted to visit her grave, and to see

The window dedicated to her achievements.

Linking to Wild Daffodils monthly Windows photo challenge- here

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Comments on: "Finding Mary Anning" (19)

  1. Funny as we were in Exmouth last weekend and I mentioned her to Mr!

  2. What a lovely thing to do x

  3. It’s sad that she didn’t get her own gravestone or even just more of an inscription. She was so important, it’s sad no one realised. X

    • Family graves were far more common than they are now. I suppose without family of her own she was reliant on her extended family at the end.

  4. I’ve wanted visit Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast ever since I read that book! Such an amazing woman, to find her way in a very male world, at that time.

    • Given her very humble beginnings what she achieved was amazing. I knew that if we ever went to Lyme again I would seek out her grave. So glad I found it.

  5. What an interesting visit it must have been!

  6. I too enjoy finding graves of famous people that mean something to me. How wonderful to have a window dedicated to her achievements. Thanks for sharing.

  7. It’s such a treat to see this, thankyou!

  8. Wowowow!
    A spectacular window and connection. I actually read that book! I like Tracy Chevalier but the book didn’t really give me a good sense of Lyme Regis. It did however tell me more of Mary Anning. There is a film of her life trying to be made, I do hope they manage to make it, they have trouble with funding apparently.
    Thank you for your entry Cathy – a gem!

  9. Sounds interesting, I like Tracy Chevalier books

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