They only had the clothes they were dressed in and didn’t speak a word of English – how evacuated soldiers were accommodated by the people of Weymouth during the Second World War

MEMORIES have been well and truly stirred by the piece we published a fortnight ago on Weymouth’s warm welcome to French soldiers who were evacuated to the town during the Second World War.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2mooTZT

Turning back the clock in Wyke Regis

ALAN Hill shared this photo of the Wyke Hotel in Weymouth from what is believed to be the 1950s or 1960s.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2mFkIVL

Welsh connection for the Gordge family tree

ONCE again thanks to Neil Mattingly and his freshford.com website for shedding some light on local history.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2motziw

Picture of the Day: A Leyland ‘Titan’ bus in 1950

John Gillard of Bournemouth thought readers might be interested in this postcard of a 1950 Leyland ‘Titan’ bus on its way to Winton from Boscombe Pier.

from Bournemouth Echo | Echoes http://ift.tt/2mBczBM
via IFTTT

PICTURES: When trams took to the streets of Bournemouth

PUBLIC transport in Bournemouth, as in any town, has always been important to the smooth running of a community.

from Bournemouth Echo | Echoes http://ift.tt/2lIIWPJ
via IFTTT

Talks from the National LGBT History Festival: E-J Scott on collecting for the Museum of Transology

On the 11 February 2017, The National Archives hosted a range of talks for ‘OUTing the Past: the National LGBT History Festival’ on topics including the role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women, the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces and collecting trans narratives.

In this talk recorded from the festival, curator E-J Scott discusses the process of collecting trans artefacts for the Museum of Transology. The exhibition is on display at Fashion Space Gallery in London until 22 April 2017.

from The National Archives Podcast Series http://ift.tt/2l43HUL
via IFTTT

Talks from the National LGBT History Festival: Emma Vickers on trans veterans of the British Armed Forces

On the 11 February 2017, The National Archives hosted a range of talks for ‘OUTing the Past: the National LGBT History Festival’ on topics including the role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women, the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces and collecting trans narratives.

In this talk recorded from the festival, Emma Vickers discusses the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces.

from The National Archives Podcast Series http://ift.tt/2lj1WWi
via IFTTT

Talks from the National LGBT History Festival: Hilary McCollum on ‘Sapphic Suffragettes’

On the 11 February 2017, The National Archives hosted a range of talks for ‘OUTing the Past: the National LGBT History Festival’ on topics including the role of lesbians in the fight for Votes for Women, the lives of trans veterans of the British Armed Forces and collecting trans narratives.

In this talk recorded from the festival, Hilary McCollum discusses her research into the roles lesbian women played in the suffragette movement.

from The National Archives Podcast Series http://ift.tt/2l3Uagm
via IFTTT

UNBELIEVABLE: The power of Mother Nature

MANY of you enjoyed Jane Dicken’s fascinating photos last week of Weymouth and Dorchester in all weathers.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2m72TiZ

TUMBLED DOWN AND UNSANITARY HOUSING: The Mission to help the poor

THESE photographs were part of a project detailing life from the turn of the century in west Dorset.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2kTGvYd

« Older entries