“He started this place on a wing and a prayer”: celebrating 30 years since Monkey World began

IT’S 30 years since a zookeeper from New York showed up in Dorset with a single-minded determination to build a rescue centre for apes.

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When a Weymouth band shared the bill with T. Rex

WEYMOUTH Carnival begins today, and with the main events featuring tomorrow it seems timely to look back to a flower power celebration at the event 50 years ago.

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HAZARDOUS JOB: How a workman lost his life building one of town’s most iconic structures

IT’S time to take a trip down memory lane to the beginnings of one of Weymouth’s most iconic structures.

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When a Weymouth band shared the bill with T. Rex

WEYMOUTH Carnival begins today, and with the main events featuring tomorrow it seems timely to look back to a flower power celebration at the event 50 years ago.

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OBTIUARY: Former district nurse and midwife Kathleen Tupper dies aged 85

FORMER district nurse and midwife of the Wareham and Swanage area, Kathleen Tupper, has died at the age of 85.

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The men who trained at Bovington Camp and made the evacuation of Dunkirk possible

THE soldiers rescued from France as portrayed in Christopher Nolan’s movie Dunkirk owed a huge debt to the thrust made by British tanks – and their crews trained in Bovington Camp – five days earlier, writes historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

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JANE Ainsworth is searching for any descendants of Alan Reasbeck Potter and his wife Marion (nee Burn) originally from Barnsley in South Yorkshire. They had three children, Margaret who died in 1931, aged four, Edwin (Eddie) Russell born in 1926 and Harry

Are you related to Alan Reasbeck Potter?

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What are your memories of Pineland Laundry?

DEREK Millard is looking for information on the Pineland Laundry which was on the corner of Bournemouth and Alder roads, Branksome, Poole.

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Former Aqua Show compere Stella celebrates her 90th birthday

Stella Markson, former Bournemouth Aqua show compere celebrated her 90th birthday with champagne and chocolates at the Fairways Care Home, Boscombe last week.

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When a day at Weymouth beach goes wrong…

A COLLECTION of rare and previously unseen historical footage of coastal life in The South West of England has been made available for all to view on BFI Player as part of BFI’s Britain on Film: Coast and Sea national project via an interactive map.

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