72 of Dorset’s lost pubs remembered

They were once important meeting places for generations but scores of pubs across Dorset have closed in recent years. 

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A life in news: Former Daily Echo reporter Di Henderson on her most memorable stories

Recently retired from the Daily Echo, Diana Henderson looks back at some memorable Poole stories over 35-years of reporting.

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New family and local history club to launch

Family and local history is very popular. A new Family and Local History Club starts at Bournemouth Central Library in the Triangle on February 5 at 2pm and then on the first Friday of each month. The programme includes how to use electoral registers, civil registration, street directories, old maps, cemetery records, the Ancestry website and how to create family trees.

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Can you identify Malmesbury Park Infant School pupils?

Elizabeth Ann Ballam was born and lived in Bournemouth most of her life. She has since retired to the Brecon Beacons in Mid-Wales and was going through some old photographs and came across this one of Malmesbury Park Infant School pupils with musical instruments taken circa 1949-52.

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LOOKING BACK: Panoramic letter cards show Weymouth and Lyme in their prime

THANKS to Phil Dennis of Preston, Weymouth, for showing us these panoramic letter cards from 1909 and 1913.

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LOOKING BACK: Did Weymouth beach get your goat back in the day?

HERE’S a wonderful holiday memory from Mrs Jean Matthews of Dorchester.

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LOOKING BACK: Search for hero fishermen who saved young flower pickers after Portland cliff fall

WE are fortunate to live so close to the beautiful Jurassic coast but as scenic as our cliffs are, they can be deathly if you get too close.

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The day thousands turned out to see Concorde in Bournemouth. Were you there?

CONCORDE was one of the most glamorous possible ways to travel – the favoured transport of celebrities and diplomats.

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Help celebrate 100 years of Westbourne Library

Westbourne Library will be celebrating its 100th birthday this year and they are looking for the borrower who has been using the library the longest, any ex- staff and anyone with memories of the library.

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The Memories of Nursing: new exhibition at Bournemouth Library

MANY will be familiar the TV drama series Call the Midwife and some readers, especially if they were in the nursing professional themselves will be familiar with some of nursing practises commonly used nearly 60 years ago.

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