Looking Back: Stories from the asylum

IN honour of the recent Mental Health Awareness Week we were taking a look back at the archive of the Dorset County Lunatic Asylum, which was once at Charlton Down near Dorchester.

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Looking Back: Can you name glamorous Weymouth trio from 1958?

CAN anyone name these glamorous women from the annual Miss Weymouth competition?

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Looking Back: The horror of Chapelhay bombing remembered

WE’VE had an overwhelming response after our request for memories of the bombing of Chapelhay in Weymouth during the Second World War.

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Up, up and away on nostalgic trip of a lifetime

A FATHER and son had the experience of a lifetime when they took a flight in a Spitfire.

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GIs honoured 71 years after leaving Bridport for D-Day

 

A GROUP of living historians were in Bridport at the weekend marking the 71st anniversary of the American troops leaving for the beaches of Normandy on D-Day.

GIs honoured 71 years after leaving Bridport for D-Day
Tue, 19 May 2015 15:44:06 GMT

GALLERY: A look back at Boscombe in the 1960s and 70’s

How many of these Boscombe scenes do you remember?

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Search continues for grave of Australian woman’s dad

RECENTLY we asked Looking Back readers to help supply an Australian woman with some information on her father’s final resting place.

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Auschwitz anniversary inspires a Looking Back reader to get in touch

‘IT’S important people learn about it’ – An article about a visit to Auschwitz has inspired one reader to get in touch.

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Guarding the home front: can you name these men?

THANKS to Looking Back reader Wendy Bere who has shared this photo of the Toller and Kingcombe Home Guard 1939 to 1944.

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Chipping away at the story behind the Portland quarrymen

THE Looking Back phone has been ringing red hot since we published this photo of some Portland quarrymen taking a well deserved break as part of our tale of Portland stone series of articles.

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