The Sexual Offences Act 1967. Part 2: Wolfenden’s silent women

On 27 July 2017, The National Archives held a day of talks to mark the 50th anniversary of the royal assent of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised male homosexuality in England and Wales.

In this recording, Caroline Derry looks at how the Wolfenden committee (whose 1957 report laid the ground work for the passing of the Sexual Offences Act) barely mentioned women and instead focussed almost exclusively on homosexual men.

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The Sexual Offences Act 1967. Part 1: The lives of men from 1953 to the 1967 Act

On 27 July 2017, The National Archives held a day of talks to mark the 50th anniversary of the royal assent of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised male homosexuality in England and Wales.

In this recording, Sammy Sturgess discusses the lives of gay men in London in the lead up to the 1967 Act: from legal rights and social spaces, to employment and living arrangements.

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Bournemouth Central Library history events

THIS FRIDAY the Family and Local History Club meet on the second floor of Bournemouth Central Library at the Triangle and they will be discussing ‘Writing up your family history’ from 2pm. The session costs £2.

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St Peter’s School and Dylemma band reunion

The ‘Leavers of 1980’ and Dylemma band reunion at St Peter’s School, Southbourne in July was a success.

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Bobbie and Norman Attree’s 70th wedding anniversary

SEVENTY years ago Stella Roberta Little and Norman Attree, both now in their 90s and living in Canada, were married at St Luke’s Church Winton.

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Memories of the people’s princess: Looking back on the life and death of Diana

MOST people woke on Sunday morning to the stunning news that Princess Diana was dead.

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MUSIC’S IN HIS BLOOD: Peter Price recalls his days of performing with a big band

ARTICLES about Weymouth’s heyday of bands wouldn’t be complete without mention of musician Peter Price.

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After the partial eclipse, remembering 1999’s phenomenon

LAST week some of the excitement of the solar eclipse in America swept across the Atlantic.

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Risking life and limb to make a living

THANKS to Mike Venning for sending us this photo of Weymouth’s Town Bridge being built after a fortnight ago we featured a look back to the opening of the bridge.

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When it rained snails on Weymouth

It’s Raining… Snails!

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