When England won the 1966 World Cup 50 years ago (and how the Echo reported it)

AN EXTRA-late special edition of the Daily Echo on Saturday, July 30, 1966, was liberal with the exclamation marks.

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Boscombe Chine Gardens picture ‘taken on a Sunday’

Peter Sykes of Swanage said Mr Beare’s postcard of Boscombe Crescent Gardens printed on July 11 shows a typical Edwardian summer scene with the photographer placed near the junction of The Crescent and Aylesbury Road. When Boscombe Crescent Gardens were first laid out they were regarded as the ‘gateway’ to Boscombe.

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Aspects of History talk on Bournemouth archaeology

As Bournemouth is a young town it may seem odd to talk of its archaeology, but the area had many signs of ancient inhabitants. Ordnance Survey maps published as the town expanded showed numerous ‘Tumuli’ which vanished beneath the advance of new streets and houses.

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LOOKING BACK: Royalist Margaret Cox shares her scrapbook of memories of the Queen’s visit to Dorchester

ROYALIST Margaret Cox has come forward to share her very old scrapbook with Looking Back readers.

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LOOKING BACK: Royalist Margaret Cox shares her scrapbook of memories of the Queen’s visit to Dorchester

ROYALIST Margaret Cox has come forward to share her very old scrapbook with Looking Back readers.

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LOOKING BACK: Family gather at Hardy’s Monument to remember Somme Hero

THE MEMORY of a much-loved grandfather killed on the Somme on July 16, 1916 brought a family together for a ceremony at Hardy’s monument on Black Down.

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LOOKING BACK: Final part of our series honouring the Weymouth men who died in the Battle of the Somme

CONCLUDING our series of paying tribute to those from Weymouth who died in the Battle of the Somme, thanks must go to local historian Greg Schofield for providing us with these names.

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LOOKING BACK: Queen of Broadway graced a celebrity lunch at Pullingers

ALL this talk about Pullingers restaurant, the popular eatery on the Weymouth pier bandstand, has brought back some happy memories for Dave Johnston.

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Picture of the day: This is what staff outings were like in the 1920s…

Local resident Charles Trent sent in this photograph of Bourne Valley Gasworks staff on an outing circa 1920.

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