Mary Anning statue in Lyme Regis

New Mary Anning statue in Lyme Regis

Dorset fossil hunter Mary Anning finally has a statue in her home town of Lyme Regis thanks to schoolgirl Evie Swire.

It was unveiled by Professor Alice Roberts on 21 May 2022, overlooking Black Ven cliffs and Golden Cap, on the 223rd anniversary of Anning’s birth.

It was a historic day both for Lyme Regis and women in science. Speakers included Tracy Chevalier, Hugh Torrens, Anjana Khatwa, Dean Lomax and Tori Herridge.