PICTURES: Do you remember these Arndale and Dolphin Centre shops from years gone by?

DID your trips to Poole once include browsing the records and electricals in Rumbelows?

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Picture of the Day: Christmas play at Hill View Junior School circa 1958/59

Ian Ballam sent in a picture of a Christmas play at Hill View Junior School, Bournemouth, taken either in 1958 or 59. The main players were Ian as the King and Suzanne Urquijo as the Queen. The children spent three years in the junior school and the class teacher for the first two years was Pamela Youtman, who became Mrs Stone, and a Mr Holland for the last year. Former pupils in the picture can contact Ian at e.ballam@btinternet.com

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Sylvia Pankhurst: suffragette, socialist and ‘scourge of the empire’

From militant suffragette at the beginning of the 20th century to campaigner against colonialism in Africa after the Second World War, Sylvia Pankhurst dedicated her life to fighting oppression and injustice. Katherine Connelly will examine Pankhurst’s role at the forefront…

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People were terrified of a ghostly vision coming over this Dorset bridge

IN the 18th century, before the advent of ‘Turnpiking’ whereby travellers paid tolls financing the upkeep of the roads, the highways were invariably not fit for purpose, especially in the winter months.

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When the chess equivalent of the Paralympics was held in Weymouth

DID you know that the chess equivalent of the Paralympics were once held in Weymouth?

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Loss of Weymouth men in conflict of no gains

WEYMOUTH historian Greg Schofield wishes to draw our attention to the Battle of Cambrai and the loss of five Weymouth men in this First World War conflict.

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Help preserve pictures like this heart-warming Christmas scene as appeal reaches closing stages

THERE is just one more day to go to Save Herbert’s Weymouth.

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Weymouth artist who painted the stunning dome of St Paul’s Cathedral

JAMES THORNHILL

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Memories of Nuffield Health Bournemouth hospital, formerly Strathallan

The picture of Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, formerly the Strathallan, in Owls Road, Bournemouth, printed on November 20 brought back fond memories for former nurse Ann Parnaby.

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Picture of Excelsior European Motorways coach in Oslo prompts feedback

JOHN Sprackling of Poole and Peter Delaney of Wargrave, Berkshire, commented on John Duckenfield’s photograph of an Excelsior European Motorways coach in Oslo printed on October 25.

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