A History of St. Andrew`s Church, Charmouth

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Lang, William Dickson FRS, FGS (1918-1966); Department of Geology, BM(NH) 1902-1938 (Keeper 1928-1938). Lang did much important work on the stratigraphical succession of the Lower Lias in Dorset, not least because his future wife (whom he met in 1898 and married in 1908) lived at Charmouth. He holidayed at Charmouth and eventually moved there on his retirement in 1938 to live at 'Lias Lea' (now 'Honeywood') and devoted his time to local geology and natural history, and the history of local natural history. He was President of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 1938-1940, and on its council thereafter, and published many articles in the Society's Proceedings. Most of his collections went to the BMCNH) but some specimens are at the Dorset County Museum and at the Lyme Regis (Philpot) Museum. His field notebooks and manv other personalia remain in the possession of his daughter, Brenda Lang, still resident in Charmouth.