GALLERY: 125 pictures of Poole High Street from years gone by

Poole High Street has changed considerably over the years.

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‘Dadland’: the father who was also an undercover guerrilla agent

Keggie Carew discusses her book ‘Dadland’, a story about a madcap English childhood, the poignant breakdown of a family, and dementia. The novel centres upon her father Tom Carew, an enigmatic, unorthodox character, who was an undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War.

‘Dadland’ is the winner of the Costa Biography Award 2016 and a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller.

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PICTURES: The Duke of Edinburgh’s visits to our area over more than 60 years

THE Duke of Edinburgh was 30 years past the traditional retirement age by the time he decided to take it easier.

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Postcard brings back happy memories of holiday in Bournemouth

BRENDA Mitchell’s postcard of children playing in Bournemouth Pleasure Gardens printed on May 1 brought back memories for Peter Sykes when he was on holiday in Bournemouth and paddled in the shallow brook.

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Can you identify people in this picture from 1953?

PAMELA Osborne of Somerset sent in this photograph of herself as a baby in the arms of her mother, Jean Lewis, in the front row. All she knows is that the picture was taken in Poole in 1953 but she has no idea who the other people are.

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Picture of the Day: Can you date this postcard of Wimborne Square?

This undated postcard of Wimborne Square showing the Midland Bank and the shop F.Sheppard & Son was sent in by Roy Harris of Poole. Can anybody date the picture and has it changed much since then?

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The rich experience of performing in community play The Poor Man’s Friend

By Margery Hookings

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Painstaking process to access maps revealing hidden Dorset village names, churches and giant rabbits

BEAUTIFUL maps of the county dating back to 1585 will be released by Dorset Archives after a painstaking process to access them.

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Remembering brave expats from Weymouth – final part

HERE’S the final part of Greg Schofield’s tribute to the expat soldiers originally from Weymouth who lost their lives in the First World War.

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PICTURES: How the Arfon minesweeper became the focus of a new virtual dive trail

THEY were once a common sight around the coastline of Britain.

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