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Lyme Regis: Maritime history award for Ken Gollop

LOCAL HISTORIAN and Lyme Regis Museum trustee Ken Gollop has been honoured for his contributions to maritime history with an award from the South West Maritime History Society.

Dale Thomas, Ken Gollop, David Clement

Ken Gollop (centre) with Dale Thomas (left) and David Clement (right) from the South West Maritime History Society.

Ken was presented with a cut glass paperweight by by Dale Thomas, the society’s chairman, in recognition of his maritime researches and his long service to Lyme Regis Museum. The ceremony was held at the Brunel Centre at the SS Great Britain in Bristol.

The first regional award was given in 2008. So far there have been seven recipients, two of them now from Lyme. Peter Lacey got an award in 2008 for research for his book on the Maritime History of Lyme Regis which will be published in 2011, in the middle of the Year of Maritime Lyme.

The launch will take place at the museum on May 20.