Kerry Friend ( nee Mockett ) is appealing for anyone who went to St Mary’s Gate School in Belle Vue Road, Southbourne, to come to a reunion on October 1 at St Katherine’s Church Hall, Southbourne, from 4pm.
THIS week Ridgeway Radio celebrates 50 years of broadcasting in the Dorchester area.
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A DORCHESTER-BASED production company is calling upon people to get in touch with their memories of Weymouth and Portland at war.
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CONTINUING our Weymouth and Portland shops of yesteryear series, which is largely inspired by Sylvia and Dennis Mould, this week we are taking a look at a shop that is now just a sweet memory.
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This talk traces how blind and visually-impaired people in the Victorian era became increasingly vocal in seeking control and ownership over the social and political issues that directly affected them, and introduces some of the era’s most prominent and influential blind campaigners.
Heather Tilley is a British Academy postdoctoral research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She has recently curated an exhibition at Birkbeck on the history of assistive reading technologies for blind people and a display of prominent blind and visually-impaired people for the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.
It is thirty years since Jim Haylock opened the popular Moors Valley Railway, the south’s longest, fully signalled, narrow gauge seven-and-a-quarter steam railway, where the engines have the smallest gauge possible to enable drivers to sit in the cab, rather than astride the engine, adding to the real steam locomotive experience.
Former students who came to Bournemouth in 1966 to take degrees at the then College of Commerce and Technology will be lunching in Christchurch on October 4 with some of their teaching staff from all over the UK and beyond, to celebrate 50 years of their first arrival in the town.
A FORMER Weymouth resident who is postcard-mad has published his second book exploring the history of sending Wish You Were Here missives from the resort.
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THANKS to Looking Back readers for getting in touch with us after we featured a photo of Arthur Knight visiting Eldridge Pope brewery in Dorchester.
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