Dunkirk veteran Royston Burton recalls his experiences of wartime Europe

“I NEVER expected there to be a war. But we went, you had to.”

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Rare pictures reveal history of Boscombe Gardens

Twelve years ago Poole historian Frank Henson bought a leather bound album of Boscombe Gardens at Wimborne Market.

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LOOKING BACK: Fair tradition;Wanted – a good, steady woman to look after three children…..and pigs!

THIS past weekend has seen the village of Evershot hold its Country Fair.

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LOOKING BACK: Scenic Dorchester – pretty as a postcard

WE’RE continuing our look at Derek Pride’s postcard collection from years gone by.

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LOOKING BACK: The first Miss Weymouth comes forward – glamorous Stella started the tradition

AFTER featuring a photo from the 1958 Miss Weymouth competition, we are delighted to report that the woman who appears to be the very first Miss Weymouth has come forward.

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Dorset’s links to the Magna Carta (and the men who helped King John agree to it)

WHEN people want to debate human rights or the rule of law, Magna Carta is the name they often reach for.

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Do you have pictures of WW2 Storm Boats in Christchurch?

James Howard of Corfe Mullen is appealing for information and pictures on World War Two Storm Boats that were stored and tested in Christchurch Harbour.

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LOOKING BACK: Search for Ronald’s resting place goes on

WE’RE getting a little closer in our search to find the final resting spot of a Weymouth man.

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LOOKING BACK: Island evacuees remember Weymouth arrival

TODAY we’re going to hear some of the stories of Guernsey evacuees who escaped the Channel Islands’ German occupation by coming to Weymouth.

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LOOKING BACK: Chapelhay wrecked by landmine

THIS week we have some more memories of the Chapelhay bombing from Looking Back reader Brian Churchill.

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