Ian Gray sent in an old picture of a conductress who worked for the Hants and Dorset Motor Services at the depot in Poole and wonders if readers could furnish him with more information on the conductress or the history of the bus company about that time.
THE story of Portland stone is not one that can be covered in a week, so this week we take up the tale of the island’s most famous export again and how it was used for some of this country’s finest arts and administrative buildings.
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WE’RE approaching the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
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DESCRIPTIONS of the Chapelhay area of Weymouth as ‘a bombsite’ earlier this month got regular Looking Back contributor Stuart Morris thinking.
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Dorset County Museum and Library was founded on 15 October 1845 for the purpose of saving and protecting the natural history and archaeology of Dorset at a time when important historic sites such as Roman Poundbury and Maumbury Rings were threatened by industrial progress. Instrumental in its development were the Dorset dialect poet William Barnes and the vicar of Fordington, Reverend Henry Moule, whose son Henry Joseph Moule later became the museum’s first curator in 1883.
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April 27, 2015 at 6:38 am (History)
A commemorative paving stone is to be laid at the Ministry of Defence later to honour the first serviceman awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the air.
Ypres Victoria Cross man honoured
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:49:28 GMT
In April 1963 TV and radio personality Lady Isobel Barnett opened a new £10,000 Bollom Ltd dry- cleaning shop in Christchurch Road, Boscombe. Her travelling coat was checked in by the receptionist for cleaning in one of the new electronically controlled machines and was ready for collection in 20 minutes.
CAN you help an Australian woman find the final resting place of her father?
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