LOOKING BACK: A pencil case full of memories at Bere Regis School

A VILLAGE school is gearing up to hold an exhibition showing its 87 glorious years of educating local children.

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LOOKING BACK: Can you help a son find a painting picturing a scene of devastation that his father walked away from?

MANY thanks to David Lasseter of Frimley, Surrey, who wants some help in solving a mystery related to the bombing on HMS Foylebank in Portland Harbour.

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LOOKING BACK: Diaries, audio accounts and maps of the Battle of the Somme all brought to life in a new app to mark its centenary

THE Royal British Legion has teamed up with TV historian Dan Snow to remember fallen of the Somme.

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Shell-Shocked Britain: Understanding the lasting trauma of the First World War

Millions of soldiers were scarred by their experiences in the First World War trenches, but how new was what we now know as ‘shell shock’? What treatments were on offer? And what happened after the men came home?

Writer and researcher Suzie Grogan reveals the First World War’s legacy for soldiers and looks at the impact of the Spanish influenza outbreak, air raids on the Home Front, the trauma experienced by the survivors, and why the conflict still resonates into the 21st century.

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PICTURES: When the Radio 1 Roadshows came to Bournemouth in the 80s and 90s

Radio 1’s Big Weekend is just a few days away.┬áBut long before the popular event many know and love today, there was the Radio 1 Radioshow.

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Are you in class photo from 1981?

Jonathan Rodriguez who attended St Edward’s Roman Catholic School in Poole is trying to trace former pupils of class 1981 for a ‘young 50’s’ reunion on June 18.

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Mystery solved over picture of Boscombe Overcliff

Many readers contacted the Echo after seeing Paul Shee’s postcard of Boscombe Overcliff printed on April 29.

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Do you recognise girls from photo in the 60s?

Does anyone recognise these girls in this photograph taken in the 1960s?

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PICTURES: When the Festival of Britain spread cheer to Dorset

SIXTY-five years ago, the Festival of Britain was launched as a way to bolster national spirit during the long recovery from war.

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LOOKING BACK: ‘Quite a village character’! Taking pride in village life in Bockhampton

LAST week we took a wonderful trip down memory lane to Bockhampton School in the 1930s with former teacher Marjorie Pride.

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