Classmates from 1964 identified but can you name the rest?

MIKE Scott of Broadstone contacted the Echo after seeing Paul Shee’s photograph of Portchester School class 5A taken in 1964.

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Uncovered in an old suitcase: story of a serviceman’s amazing escape from German prison camp

THE poignant story of how a serviceman paid with his life for turning back for a comrade during an audacious wartime escape is to be turned into a book after being uncovered in an old suitcase.

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Do you recognise woman in this photograph?

TWO residents from Queen’s Park, Bournemouth, would like to reunite the owner with an old photograph of a young woman recently copied which they found on March 14 between St George’s Avenue and Queen’s Park West Drive.

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LOOKING BACK: Life for children in Dorset village

LAST week we looked back on the days of village life in Portesham.

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LOOKING BACK: Ronald’s turn as boy bishop

READER Belinda Groves has found an interesting photograph among her parents collection.

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LOOKING BACK: Thrillseeker Lew Coffin was a top-grade star of the Speedway

WE have already enjoyed reminiscing about the thrills and spills of Lew Coffin’s days on the speedway track.

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From Civvy Street to the front line – Dorset’s Army Reservists ready for action

THIS month, reservists from the Royal Wessex Yeomanry carried out an annual live fire and manoeuvre exercise at Lulworth Gunnery Range. Jessica Rees went behind the scenes with the reservists and followed them as they loaded tanks, aimed and fired, to find out the role of reservists in the future of the armed forces.

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LOOKING BACK: Tell us of your encounter with the Queen

ON April 21 the Queen will be turning 90 and a number of events will be held across the country to celebrate the occasion.

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LOOKING BACK: Speedway ace Lew Coffin ‘was my hero’

A PERSONAL tribute has been paid to world class motorcyclist Lew Coffin.

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LOOKING BACK: Searching for clues among village resident’s postcards

READER Phil Dennis wishes to share some lovely old postcards of Portesham.

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