Do you remember Hants and Dorset bus conductress, Mrs Coles?

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.

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Can you name boys in Winton and Moordown School class photo?

This picture of Winton and Moordown School boys class was taken outside the school in Coronation Avenue in the late 1940s or early 50s and belongs to former pupil Alan Mullins.

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Capital ideas set in Portland stone

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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Share your memories of the end of World War Two as the 70th anniversary of VE Day approaches

WE’RE approaching the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

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Chapelhay ‘bombsite’ street once a target in World War Two air raids

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’s Treasure House – Dorset County Museum

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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Ypres Victoria Cross man honoured

 

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

When Lady Isobel Barnett opened Bollom’s dry-cleaning shop in Boscombe

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.

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GALLERY: When thousands turned out to see the Queen during her 1979 visit to Dorset

THOUSANDS turned out for one of the most widely-enjoyed Royal visits Dorset has ever seen.

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Can you help an Australian lady find her father’s grave?

CAN you help an Australian woman find the final resting place of her father?

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