Men rescued after mine explosion – tale of heroism as RNLI celebrates anniversary

THIS year Weymouth RNLI is celebrating 150 years of lifesaving.

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Writer’s love affair with Renaissance-style garden

DID you know that Thomas Hardy, Dorset’s writer of novels and poems, was a frequent visitor to Athelhampton House near Dorchester during his life?

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Tablecloth of stars’ signatures from Nick Berry to the Pope

TWO decades after Harbour Lights first came to our screens, the television programme continues to be one of West Bay’s most famous associations.
Although only broadcast for two series, the BBC production had a significant impact on the local area. One reader, Esmee Nicholls, has shared some photographs and memories of the period when the programme was filmed. The first episode was aired in 1999.

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Readers inspired by Remembrance Sunday

READERS have shared some moving poems following recent remembrance events for those who served the country.

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‘It’s my uncle’ – reader recognises cyclist

THE saga of this mystery cyclist seems to have reached a conclusion.

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Home left in precarious state after landslide

A DRAMATIC picture is the latest that we share from late Echo photographer Harry Green.

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Ostrich farms and other causes that got residents up in arms

STRIKES, protests, petitions and demonstrations have been a staple of political life for many generations. Ahead of next month’s General Election, we take a look back at a handful of causes that have had Dorset residents up in arms over the past few decades.

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Why ‘women in search of a husband’ should enter this building

This weekend will see a Dorset village mark the feast day of Saint Catherine with a candle-lit ceremony. Laura Hanton reports on how this tradition honours the saint who is supposed to help women find a husband.

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The Dorset woman who escaped being killed in a murderous frenzy – but succumbed to smallpox

A NEW book tells the distressing story of how a Dorset girl and her family were among the victims of the infamous Cawnpore massacre, which was as shaking to the British Empire as 9/11 was to the USA.

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Street named after man with ‘a handsome fortune’

IT’S time to revisit this old photo of Boot Hill in Weymouth, an image we greatly enjoyed in these pages with so much going on.

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