Faces recognised in photo of Bournemouth Transport Bowling Club

DAVID White of Bournemouth recognised his father Reg in Gwen Battrick’s photograph of Bournemouth Transport Bowling Club printed on May 5.

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PICTURES: When Jerry Lee Lewis and Gene Vincent played a small Christchurch hut

LONG before arena tours and stadium gigs, a humble former Army hut once put Mudeford firmly on Britain’s musical map.

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Picture of the Day: Can you solve mystery of where this was taken?

Gordon Mundy of Southbourne sent in a photograph he found among family paperwork. It was with other pictures that are of the Bournemouth area taken in the 1940s and 50s but this one is a bit of a mystery as he has no idea where it is.

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The Harry Lester show and its singing starlets

WE’VE had an overwhelming response from Looking Back readers after featuring Matthew Solomons’ request to find out more about his late mother Dora’s time as Miss Weymouth in 1953.

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A sight many dream of – Weymouth’s fairy lights going up!

LOOKING Back had a very enlightening visit from George Pering recently.

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Baby boomer’s school day memories of pink custard, chocolate cracknell and preparing for the dreaded 11 plus!

BARBARA Davis, nee Drew, has sent us some of her memories of attending Cerne Abbas village school in the 1950s.

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GALLERY: 125 pictures of Poole High Street from years gone by

Poole High Street has changed considerably over the years.

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‘Dadland’: the father who was also an undercover guerrilla agent

Keggie Carew discusses her book ‘Dadland’, a story about a madcap English childhood, the poignant breakdown of a family, and dementia. The novel centres upon her father Tom Carew, an enigmatic, unorthodox character, who was an undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War.

‘Dadland’ is the winner of the Costa Biography Award 2016 and a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller.

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PICTURES: The Duke of Edinburgh’s visits to our area over more than 60 years

THE Duke of Edinburgh was 30 years past the traditional retirement age by the time he decided to take it easier.

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Postcard brings back happy memories of holiday in Bournemouth

BRENDA Mitchell’s postcard of children playing in Bournemouth Pleasure Gardens printed on May 1 brought back memories for Peter Sykes when he was on holiday in Bournemouth and paddled in the shallow brook.

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