Spot the mess in tree-lined street

WE couldn’t let this photo pass us by without sharing it in Looking Back.

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Story of extraordinary emigrants enjoying 1920s charabanc ride

WHAT a surprise to receive an email from Canada this week!

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Jury told defendant experienced ‘delusions of persecution about Satan in hell’

LAST week we took a look at repeat offender pensioner Daniel Baker and learned how he was treated by the justice system as he continued to commit petty crime into his 80s.

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MP’s report of rioters who met their end at Queen’s funeral

LAST week we took a glimpse at a royal story from the Bankes archives, which are being archived by the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester.

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The many convictions of the repeat offender pensioner

LAST week marked World Mental Health Day.

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Hear talk on D-Day landings

AN ILLUSTRATED talk on D-Day is being given in Poundbury this weekend.

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Surf proves the perfect way to cool down

LYING down in the surf is one way to cool down for this rather warm horse!

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Sights that would greet you in the backwater

LET’S take another look at another photo from the Harry Green collection.

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Carnival volunteers look the part

HERE’S a trip down memory lane to 26 years ago when members of Weymouth Round Table’s 1994 Carnival Committee donned tuxedos for a group picture.

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On the trail of Klaus Fuchs, atomic spy

Arguably the most important ‘atomic’ spy of the 20th century, Klaus Fuchs was a German physicist who worked on the British and US-led atomic projects of the Cold War era. In 1950, Fuchs was caught passing vital secrets to the Soviet Union and sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment.

Our exhibition curator Mark Dunton delves into Security Service files in our collection to uncover how the authorities managed to unmask Fuchs and secure his confession, and reveals a fascinating local connection with Kew.

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