GALLERY: 70 years of Poole Pirates speedway

SEVENTY years ago tomorrow, Poole’s newly-formed speedway team made their debut at their Wimborne Road home.

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See how these two Weymouth villages have changed over the years

SEE how the Weymouth villages of Upwey and Broadwey have changed over the years with an exhibition this weekend.

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See Dorset through the eyes of a casual farm worker

Learn more about the bygone days of farming in Dorset with a talk by James Crowden at the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester on Thursday (26).

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Play based on Dorset soldiers’ lives premieres in chapel where one of its subjects married

A PLAY based on the lives of two men killed during the First World War will tour Wimborne after an initial performance in the chapel where one of the young soldiers was married.

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Search for bell ringers to ring for peace 100 years after Armistice Day

BELL ringers are being sought to help mark 100 years since Armistice Day.

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In pictures: 50 years of the Hengistbury Head land train

THERE was an outcry half a century ago over what an Evening Echo headline referred to as the “Hengistbury trackless train plan”.

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Boy’s second place in carnival queen contest among village memories to be shared

MEMORIES of a popular village ‘hang out’ for young people will be shared at a special reunion next month.

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Dockyard hero ‘Dicky’ to be honoured

CONTINUING our series looking at the stories behind D-Day heroes who will have statues named after them on the 74th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, today we turn the spotlight on Frederick William ‘Dicky’ Whittle.

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When diesel and electric took over from steam

PLENTY of people recall fondly the days of steam trains through Dorset, but a book by railwayman Mark Jamieson records slightly more recent scenes.

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PICTURES: When diesel and electric trains came to Dorset

PLENTY of people recall fondly the days of steam trains through Dorset, but a book by railwayman Mark Jamieson records slightly more recent scenes.

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