Do you recognise people in this photo of St Michael’s Primary School choirs in the 50s?

AS THE annual Bournemouth Music Competitions Festival starts this Saturday it is nice to reflect on those who participated in the event years gone by. Stanley Pretty sent in this photograph of the boys and girls choirs of St Michael’s Primary School, West Cliff, Bournemouth, after they had major wins in the Bournemouth Music festival circa 1951/52 with their headmaster George Mansfield and teacher Mrs Knight in the centre.

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Who remembers this traditional sweet shop?

Lucinda Osmond has written a memoir about her experience of growing up in the family business of Osmond’s Tobacconist & Confectioner, cards and gifts, which used to be at 51 South Street, Dorchester. It was run by Judith and Clive Osmond.

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Postcard undervalued on Antiques Roadshow

WE featured this postcard of a 1913 race on Weymouth beach last week.

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Talking parrot makes the news in Echo’s first edition

WE make another return this week to the first edition of the Dorset Daily Echo and Weymouth Dispatch, printed on Saturday, May 28, 1921 and kindly given to us here at Looking Back by the very generous John Dumpleton of Weymouth.

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Lenswoman Helen Muspratt’s remarkable life as a portrait photographer

A TRIP to Durlston Castle is highly recommended for anyone interested in history, pioneering women and photography.

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Who remembers this traditional sweet shop?

Lucinda Osmond has written a memoir about her experience of growing up in the family business of Osmond’s Tobacconist & Confectioner, cards and gifts, which used to be at 51 South Street, Dorchester. It was run by Judith and Clive Osmond.

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Postcard undervalued on Antiques Roadshow

WE featured this postcard of a 1913 race on Weymouth beach last week.

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Talking parrot makes the news in Echo’s first edition

WE make another return this week to the first edition of the Dorset Daily Echo and Weymouth Dispatch, printed on Saturday, May 28, 1921 and kindly given to us here at Looking Back by the very generous John Dumpleton of Weymouth.

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PICTURES: Celebrating 150 years of Christchurch’s Priory School

The Priory Church of England ( VA ) School on Wick Lane, Christchurch, is celebrating its 150 year anniversary this year and has many plans in place to mark the occasion.

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Royal Blue charabanc circa 1923 is identified

PETER Sykes of Swanage said the picture of the open tour charabanc on its way to the New Forest from Bournemouth Square circa 1923 printed on April 26 is a Royal Blue charabanc no.12 built by Daimler Co.Ltd in Coventry.

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