GALLERY: 25 years of Bournemouth University (and here’s what it looked like before)

IT is 25 years since Bournemouth became a university town.

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Malmesbury Park School pupils identified

DOUGLAS Sims who sent in the picture of Malmesbury Park School, Bournemouth, taken circa 1950 or 51and printed on September 20 has named many of the pupils as follows:

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Royal Tank Regiment former soldier long lost friend search

GRAEME ‘Eddie’ Edwards has been trying to reconnect with his army buddies in the A group of 3rd Royal Tank Regiment and has been fortunate over the years to find many of them with the exception of Mark ‘Johno’ Johnson who he has been unable to trace.

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Southbourne Grove postcard brings back memories for Echo readers

SEVERAL readers contacted the Echo with their memories in response to the Southbourne Grove postcard printed on October 11.

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When a tsunami-like surge washed away the ferry to Portland and killed more than 100 people

WHILE the UK storm season was cranked up a notch when ‘Ex-Hurricane’ Ophelia made her presence felt last month, hopefully none of the tempests that barrel in off the Atlantic in the future will be the equal of the ‘Great Gale’ of 1824, a hurricane force wind and accompanying storm surge which devastated the Dorset coast in the November of that year.

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Honouring the ‘unknown soldier’

WITH Remembrance Sunday recent in our memories it seems timely to share relevant sentiments.

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An unpleasant plunge into the harbour

WE always encourage memories from our Looking Back readers and now, without further ado, we embark upon the recollections of Jean Matthews, nee West, of Dorchester.

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Remembering the good work at charity’s Dorchester home

THOUSANDS of older people have been helped by Age UK Dorchester over the 60 years it has been based at Rowan Cottage.

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PICTURES: Bournemouth Winter Gardens 70 years ago

SEVENTY years ago a newly refurbished Bournemouth Winter Gardens concert hall opened in the Autumn of 1947 as a home for the newly re-formed Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra under a new conductor.

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Tree where the dead were collected

IF you happen to be driving through the village of Mapperton near Bridport, it’s likely that your attention would be drawn by Mapperton House, the magnificent Jacobean manor with Italianate valley gardens, and not the slender sycamore sapling planted at the junction where Dead Man’s Lane branches off from the road to the village. Planted in 2015, this young tree replaces a leafy predecessor with a far greater provenance – Mapperton’s ‘Posy Tree’.

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