LOOKING BACK: Postcard shows sad island occasion

THANKS to Andy Hutchings for sharing this interesting postcard with us.

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LOOKING BACK: Remembering the ‘frightening’ ‘unbelievable’ floods of 1955

OUR timely recollection of the floods of July 1955 60 years on have sparked many comments from Looking Back.

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LOOKING BACK: He’s the Guy in the Home Guard

READER Wendy Bere recently shared a photo of the Toller and Kingcombe Home Guard with us.

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LOOKING BACK: Wimbledon champ Maud called Dorset home to escape the racket

By Spencer Vignes at Wimbledon

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Step back in time with Weymouth and Portland’s transport of yesteryear

STEP back in time with our picture special focusing on the transport of yesteryear.

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Writer of the month: Jenny Uglow

Jenny Uglow talks about her book, In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815.

This podcast was recorded live as part of the Writer of the month series, which broadens awareness of historical records and their uses for writers.

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I survived Luftwaffe raid in 1943 thanks to stranger

Joan Heckford remembers when the Luftwaffe bombed Bournemouth in 1943 and a stranger saved her life.

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Were you at kids tea party in Wareham in 1945?

Noel Spreadbury thought readers might be interested in this picture of a children’s fancy dress tea party in Wareham 70 years ago.

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Big Ideas: The women’s war in the Middle East – women’s First World War service in Egypt, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia and Palestine

Nadia Atia is Lecturer in World Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research examines the literature and cultural history of the First World War outside Europe. Her work explores how ideologies of race and empire shaped the ways in which British travellers, archaeologists, servicemen and women from different classes and professional backgrounds interacted with and represented the region now known as Iraq, in the early twentieth-century. In particular, she examines their interactions with the Indian, African, Afro-Caribbean, Egyptian or Chinese workers and military personnel who played such a crucial role in the war, but whose presence is not a familiar one in many accounts of the First World War.

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Looking Back: Old postcards show Thomas Hardy as king of the castle in county town

HERE are a couple more gems from Derek Pride’s postcard collection to enjoy.

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