Picture of the Day: A Leyland ‘Titan’ bus in 1950

John Gillard of Bournemouth thought readers might be interested in this postcard of a 1950 Leyland ‘Titan’ bus on its way to Winton from Boscombe Pier.

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PICTURES: When trams took to the streets of Bournemouth

PUBLIC transport in Bournemouth, as in any town, has always been important to the smooth running of a community.

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Talks from the National LGBT History Festival: E-J Scott on collecting for the Museum of Transology

On the 11 February 2017, The National Archives hosted a range of talks for ‘OUTing the Past: the National LGBT History Festival’ on topics including the role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women, the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces and collecting trans narratives.

In this talk recorded from the festival, curator E-J Scott discusses the process of collecting trans artefacts for the Museum of Transology. The exhibition is on display at Fashion Space Gallery in London until 22 April 2017.

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Talks from the National LGBT History Festival: Emma Vickers on trans veterans of the British Armed Forces

On the 11 February 2017, The National Archives hosted a range of talks for ‘OUTing the Past: the National LGBT History Festival’ on topics including the role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women, the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces and collecting trans narratives.

In this talk recorded from the festival, Emma Vickers discusses the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces.

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Talks from the National LGBT History Festival: Hilary McCollum on ‘Sapphic Suffragettes’

On the 11 February 2017, The National Archives hosted a range of talks for ‘OUTing the Past: the National LGBT History Festival’ on topics including the role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women, the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces and collecting trans narratives.

In this talk recorded from the festival, Hilary McCollum discusses her research into the roles lesbian women played in the suffragette movement.

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UNBELIEVABLE: The power of Mother Nature

MANY of you enjoyed Jane Dicken’s fascinating photos last week of Weymouth and Dorchester in all weathers.

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TUMBLED DOWN AND UNSANITARY HOUSING: The Mission to help the poor

THESE photographs were part of a project detailing life from the turn of the century in west Dorset.

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Pier into the past with postcard

PETER Sykes of Swanage said the postcard of Bournemouth Pier entrance printed on February 6 shows the

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Members of All Saints Choir in Weymouth named

THANKS to our very thorough reader who has identified most of the members of the All Saints choir after Ray Ironside of Weymouth, who now lives in Australia, asked for assistance.

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When Boots stores had libraries: the chemist chain’s other subscription service

MANY of us have used a public library at some time but how many of us are familiar or had a subscription with the exclusive circulating library of Boots Booklovers Library based within many Boots chemist’s shops.

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