Did you take part in the local Majorettes competition at Christchurch in 1983?

Back in August 1983 over 200 girls from all over Dorset high-stepped into the South of England Drum Majorettes Competition at the Christchurch Show.

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GALLERY: Poole Park Railway through the decades

THE pictures in the gallery above feature a sight you won’t see at Poole Park this summer.

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House with a whole lot of history

THIS week for Looking Back, we’re looking at the history of one of Charmouth’s most ancient houses.

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Pupils became teachers of this grammar school

HERE’S some memories from Weymouth Grammar School.

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Deciphering the most ancient of legal cases

HERE’S a challenge for the team at Dorset Archives at the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester.

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When Woolies was the highlight of a Weymouth shopping trip

LET’S head down town centre memory lane once again.

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The shows must go on: How the Tivoli was brought back to life

IT’S the ‘dead duck’ which turned out to have rather more life left in it than councillors believed.

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Town that brewed UK’s strongest beer

TOMORROW is a very special day for a Dorchester area that has rapidly become part of the fabric of the county town.

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Blessing the waters in the 1970s

THIS image shows the choirs and clergy of Holy Trinity and Hope United Reform Church taking part in the Rogationtide service of the Blessing of the Waters at Weymouth Harbour in May 1972.

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Remembering when ladybirds attacked

LAST week we turned our attention to the summer of 1976, which set a record as our longest recorded spell of hot weather.

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