Fifty years since the foundation stone of St Thomas Church, Ensbury Park, was laid

THE BISHOP of Sherborne will be at St Thomas Church on Western Avenue, Ensbury Park, this Sunday to launch the 50th anniversary since the foundation stone was laid by the Bishop of Salisbury in 1967. There will be a series of events following the service, culminating in June next year when they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the church when the present Bishop of Salisbury will attend.

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Bournemouth Aquabelle memories

FORMER Aquabelle Eileen King (nee Hart) contacted the Echo after she saw the feature and Picture of the Day on the Bournemouth Pier Approach Baths aqua shows printed on August 2.

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When a teenager was flogged and paraded through the streets for reading out rebel’s words

In this part of our fresh look at the Monmouth Rebellion, the focus this week is on how Weymouth and Melcombe Regis became involved.

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Which Neighbours star shared the stage in Weymouth with seven dwarfs?

HAAAAROLD! Does anyone remember when Madge from Australian soap Neighbours graced the stage of Weymouth Pavilion to perform in panto?

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How Fred would make sure the Queen’s Christmas message could be heard

AS work gets underway to demolish the radio towers at Rampisham Down on the A356 Maiden Newton to Crewkerne road, we were delighted to hear from reader Ann Tuck.

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Flashback: The day Abba came to Bournemouth – and left a £500 tip

IT came out of the blue – a visit to Bournemouth from four of pop’s biggest superstars who were also very big tippers.

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Keep dancing! Bourne River Morris Men celebrate their 50th anniversary

BOURNE River Morris Men have been celebrating their 50th anniversary. The team was formed in the late summer of 1967 after a visit by some members of the Wessex Traditional Folk Song Club to the Sidmouth Folk Festival where they saw morris and rapper dancing. Returning home to Bournemouth they began to practise with the emphasis on rapper.

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PICTURES: The last days of steam trains from London to Dorset

IT’S half a century since steam trains disappeared from the London to Weymouth line.

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ON TV: Do you recognise these Portlanders from Songs of Praise?

WE happened to stumble across a recording of an episode of Songs of Praise which was filmed on Portland in November 1984 and broadcast in February 1985.

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PUNISHED: Rebels in the Monmouth Rebellion were beheaded; their bodies quartered and their heads and quarters displayed in prominent sites around the area

LAST week we took a fresh look at the Monmouth Rebellion.

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