Could you give restored First World War memorial plaque a good home?

CABINET maker and furniture restorer Chris Legg of Chilbridge Farm, Wimborne, is looking for a home for a WW1 school memorial plaque he has restored.

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‘Unfairly condemned’: The Highcliffe Castle owner who was slated for failures at the Battle of the Somme

Following on from this month’s Remembrance Sunday, marking the beginning of the final year of World War 1’s centenary, historian Hugh Sebag-Montefiore argues in his newly published Somme paperback that the criticism of Major General Montagu Stuart Wortley, the owner of Highcliffe Castle in 1916, has been overdone, and his reputation trashed unfairly.

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Security Service file release November 2017

Professor Christopher Andrew, formerly official historian of MI5 and author of ‘The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5’, introduces key files from the release of Security Service files to The National Archives in November 2017.

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Why planners thought a bridge over Weymouth town centre was a good idea

WE’RE thanking Alan Wolsey today for unearthing a fascinating Weymouth Town Plan from 1966.

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Generous siblings made charity’s Dorchester home possible

LAST week we mentioned that a new booklet has been compiled on the history of Rowan Cottage, the home of Age Concern in Dorchester, now known as Age UK.

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Unearthing some archive footage

WE’VE published a number of fascinating photos from film made available by the British Film Institute.

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When you could cross Weymouth harbour for a penny

IT’S time once again to share some old harbour memories of Jean Matthews of Dorchester.

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GALLERY: 25 years of Bournemouth University (and here’s what it looked like before)

IT is 25 years since Bournemouth became a university town.

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Malmesbury Park School pupils identified

DOUGLAS Sims who sent in the picture of Malmesbury Park School, Bournemouth, taken circa 1950 or 51and printed on September 20 has named many of the pupils as follows:

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Royal Tank Regiment former soldier long lost friend search

GRAEME ‘Eddie’ Edwards has been trying to reconnect with his army buddies in the A group of 3rd Royal Tank Regiment and has been fortunate over the years to find many of them with the exception of Mark ‘Johno’ Johnson who he has been unable to trace.

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