Catching ‘runners’ from island’s borstal

SOME of you may have seen the recent feature in the Echo’s weekend magazine about a new book on Portland Borstal Institution.

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Mystery of cottage in the woods

CAN anyone help a Looking Back reader from Bristol with an intriguing query about a cottage in the woods?

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Diary suggests Weymouth’s white horse is older than we think

HISTORY documents that the White Horse at Osmington was cut into the hillside in 1808 to commemorate Royal visits to Weymouth and the prosperity they brought.

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10 Fascinating old postcards of Poole High Street

A selection of old postcards sent in from the Alan Cook Collection showing the changing face of Poole High Street through the years

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Picture of the Day: When Concorde came to town

History was made on April 21st 1996 as Concorde touched down at Bournemouth International Airport for the first time. Thousands looked to the sky as the world famous aircraft made her descent and traffic was bought to a standstill for several hours. The supersonic aircraft was chartered by Bath Travel to celebrate the opening of the new runway extension.

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Picture of the Day: How Poole Lane looked like in 1954

Pictured here back in March 1954 construction under way on the improvements to Poole Lane, Kinson, to offer better access to the planned council housing estate.

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PICTURES: Do you remember Hunger Hill when it looked like this?

LIKE much of Poole, the area around Hunger Hill would be almost unrecognisable to someone who had last seen it at the start of the 1960s.

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Picture of the Day: How Poole Lane looked like in 1954

Pictured here back in March 1954 construction under way on the improvements to Poole Lane, Kinson, to offer better access to the planned council housing estate.

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PICTURES: How the Great Storm of 1987 devastated Dorset

IT was a devastating weather event that came without warning, costing 18 lives in the UK and felling 15million trees.

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King’s letter tells of sight struggle

RESEARCHERS have drawn our attention to some interesting finds among the Bankes archive, a project focused upon one of Dorset’s most significant collections.

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