Faces at garden party in 1980 are remembered

LAWRENCE Fullick was pleased to see the 1980 photograph of the Bournemouth West Liberal Association garden party printed on September 15.

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Can you name players from Red Triangle football team 1936 -37?

ROSIE Endecott of Lytchett Matravers sent in this photograph of the Lytchett Matravers Red Triangle football team during their 1936 -37 season and judging by the display of cups in front of the players, it was a good year. The young men must have been born about the time of the Great War and would have been called up in the Second World War.

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Fascinating war diaries of military wife Eve are brought to light thanks to ‘diary detective’

THE fascinating diaries of a long-time resident of Bournemouth, Evelyn Shillington, who was a military wife during the Second World War, have been published. It could have been very different if it hadn’t been for the keen eye of Shaun Sewell, ‘a diary detective’, who bought the diaries. They were in an auction along with the archives of the playwright Emlie Clifford, better known as Clifford Mills.

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Encounters with the wild man of the wood

AS AUTUMN thins the leaves of the oak trees and hazel coppices of Yellowham Woods, the ancient woodland adjacent to Puddletown Forest, just outside of Dorchester, this could very well be the best time of year to spot what purports to be Dorset’s answer to Bigfoot!

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Remembering whistleblower Stanley Adams – ‘a proud man’ who stood up for his beliefs

OUR article on whistleblower Stanley Adams has generated a lot of interest.

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IN PICTURES: Archive images of net making in Bridport

A COLLECTION of rare and previously unseen historical footage of coastal life in the South West of England has been made available on BFI Player as part of British Film Institute’s Britain on Film: Coast and Sea national project.

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When the Duke of York opened the town bridge

AFTER our Weymouth Town Bridge special in last week’s Looking Back, here’s another photo from the opening of the bridge in 1930.

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Ann Sidney at the Palace Court Theatre in 1966

The 600-seat Palace Court Theatre on Hinton Road in Bournemouth was built by the Bournemouth Little Theatre Company, the town’s oldest amateur dramatic society. In its more recent history it has been the Galaxy Cinema and then the Wessex Christian Centre.

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PICTURES: How the Great Storm of 1987 devastated Dorset

IT was a devastating weather event that came without warning, costing 18 lives in the UK and felling 15million trees.

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When Royalty came to town to declare bridge open

OVER the summer we enjoyed a nostalgic look at a Weymouth structure we are all very familiar with – the town bridge.

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