Reunion for Bournemouth school that closed in 1988

Kerry Friend ( nee Mockett ) is appealing for anyone who went to St Mary’s Gate School in Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, to come to a reunion on October 1 at St Katherine’s Church Hall, Southbourne, from 4pm.

from Bournemouth Echo | Echoes http://ift.tt/2d6sJkd
via IFTTT

Fifty years of providing comfort to hospital patients – radio station celebrates a milestone

THIS week Ridgeway Radio celebrates 50 years of broadcasting in the Dorchester area.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2dnQO8Y

Interviewees who remember Weymouth and Portland in wartime are being sought by production company

A DORCHESTER-BASED production company is calling upon people to get in touch with their memories of Weymouth and Portland at war.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2cy5pIV

Shops of Yesteryear – Remember the mouthwatering two Daintys?

CONTINUING our Weymouth and Portland shops of yesteryear series, which is largely inspired by Sylvia and Dennis Mould, this week we are taking a look at a shop that is now just a sweet memory.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2dnRsDG

Blindness in Victorian Britain

This talk traces how blind and visually-impaired people in the Victorian era became increasingly vocal in seeking control and ownership over the social and political issues that directly affected them, and introduces some of the era’s most prominent and influential blind campaigners.

Heather Tilley is a British Academy postdoctoral research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She has recently curated an exhibition at Birkbeck on the history of assistive reading technologies for blind people and a display of prominent blind and visually-impaired people for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.

from The National Archives Podcast Series http://ift.tt/2d3kEf9
via IFTTT

PICTURES: Looking back at 30 years of Moors Valley Railway

It is thirty years since Jim Haylock opened the popular Moors Valley Railway, the south’s longest, fully signalled, narrow gauge seven-and-a-quarter steam railway, where the engines have the smallest gauge possible to enable drivers to sit in the cab, rather than astride the engine, adding to the real steam locomotive experience.

from Bournemouth Echo | Echoes http://ift.tt/2dj09KL
via IFTTT

Picture of the Day: Can you name this pleasure boat from 1926?

Does anybody know the full name of this local pleasure boat sent in by Bournemouth resident Mr A.E. Beare?

from Bournemouth Echo | Echoes http://ift.tt/2dfb8cG
via IFTTT

Former Bournemouth college students to reunite after 50 years

Former students who came to Bournemouth in 1966 to take degrees at the then College of Commerce and Technology will be lunching in Christchurch on October 4 with some of their teaching staff from all over the UK and beyond, to celebrate 50 years of their first arrival in the town.

from Bournemouth Echo | Echoes http://ift.tt/2d3qm43
via IFTTT

LOOKING BACK: Wish you were here? These postcards show how Weymouth has changed

A FORMER Weymouth resident who is postcard-mad has published his second book exploring the history of sending Wish You Were Here missives from the resort.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2d4ijQp

LOOKING BACK: Photo of Denis Holliday brews up some memories

THANKS to Looking Back readers for getting in touch with us after we featured a photo of Arthur Knight visiting Eldridge Pope brewery in Dorchester.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2cVkusf

« Older entries