PICTURES: 50 years of Radio 1, its Bournemouth DJs and roadshow visits

IT was 7am on September 30, 1967, and the son of a Bournemouth GP was poised to drop the needle onto a copy of Flowers in the Rain by The Move.

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Gondolier 4 boat in Poole Quay

BABS Plumbridge (nee Davis) said the picture of the Gondolier 4 printed on September 18 was taken at the Haven ferry point at the entrance to Poole Harbour. Shell Bay and the chain ferry can be seen in the distance.

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Alan Potter’s son Harry found

Jane Ainsworth’s search for Alan Potter’s son Harry, printed on August 9, who married Ena Jacobs in Barnsley and had two sons, David in 1958 and John in 1960 while living in Bournemouth, has been fruitful.

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St Michael’s Primary School choirs

SHEILA Gair (nee Gay) was contacted by an old school friend from St Michael’s Primary School on the West Cliff, Bournemouth, who saw the articles on the school’s choirs printed on June 28 and July 26.

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This ancient love letter was found in the Echo offices – here’s what’s what inside

A VICTORIAN love letter has been discovered in the Dorset Echo’s archives.

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MONMOUTH REBELLION: When rebels were freed from their shackles

LAST week we heard of the acts of retribution carried out in the Dorchester Assize following the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685.

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Fifty years since the foundation stone of St Thomas Church, Ensbury Park, was laid

THE BISHOP of Sherborne will be at St Thomas Church on Western Avenue, Ensbury Park, this Sunday to launch the 50th anniversary since the foundation stone was laid by the Bishop of Salisbury in 1967. There will be a series of events following the service, culminating in June next year when they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the church when the present Bishop of Salisbury will attend.

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Bournemouth Aquabelle memories

FORMER Aquabelle Eileen King (nee Hart) contacted the Echo after she saw the feature and Picture of the Day on the Bournemouth Pier Approach Baths aqua shows printed on August 2.

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When a teenager was flogged and paraded through the streets for reading out rebel’s words

In this part of our fresh look at the Monmouth Rebellion, the focus this week is on how Weymouth and Melcombe Regis became involved.

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Which Neighbours star shared the stage in Weymouth with seven dwarfs?

HAAAAROLD! Does anyone remember when Madge from Australian soap Neighbours graced the stage of Weymouth Pavilion to perform in panto?

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