Alison Neil – The Fossil Lady of Lyme
Sat Dec 3rd 7.30pm in the new Kimmeridge Village Hall at The Etches Collection
Imagine the world is only 6000 years old and everything was created in six days. This was the England into which Mary Anning was born, just two hundred years ago. Then came the pioneering work of geologists, studying rocks and fossils. The accepted truths about the world were blown apart. Within a generation, it was proved that there had been a vast prehistoric age, when unimaginable monsters roamed the earth and swam in the seas.
Mary Anning played a key part in this extraordinary time. She discovered the first complete fossil of a prehistoric reptile in Great Britain – at the age of twelve. Throughout her life, she continued to make ground-breaking and spectacular discoveries. In Alison Neil’s one-woman play, Mary Anning tells her fascinating story, and that of “the fine clever men of science” who took most of the credit for her work. The entertaining tale of her life, her friendships, her struggle to make her mark (and put food on the table) is both amusing and moving.
Tickets are available from the Museum or from Patrick on 01929 481323
Adults £10 – Under 18s £6 – Family £25 Bar
LocationThe Etches Collection
Kimmeridge, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PE United Kingdom
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