PICTURES: 100 years of Bournemouth School for Girls

IT is 100 years since the first pupils of Bournemouth School for Girls donned their straw boaters and proudly walked through its doors.

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Reformation on the Record: Suzannah Lipscomb on Henry VIII and the break with Rome

Reformation on the Record was a two-day conference which brought together research using original records of Church and State from our collection to explore this period of religious, social and economic turmoil.

In this talk, historian, broadcaster and award-winning academic Dr Suzannah Lipscomb explores one of the fundamental turning points of the 16th century Reformation: Henry VIII’s separation from the Roman Catholic Church.

 

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Reformation on the Record: Richard Rex’s keynote address

Reformation on the Record was a two-day conference which brought together research using original records of Church and State from our collection to explore this period of religious, social and economic turmoil.

In this talk, Professor Richard Rex – a Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he is Director of Studies in Theological and Religious Studies – delivers the keynote address on ‘The Reformation as Disruption’.

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When the ‘impossible dream’ became a reality in Weymouth

MANY Looking Back readers got in touch because they have memories of Princess Anne visiting Weymouth for the town’s quatercentenary celebrations in 1971.

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Where are young footballers now?

CAN anyone help a former Bridport resident now living in Ireland?

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The forgotten street of Dorchester

WE’VE got a very interesting photo to share thanks to Looking Back reader Janet Wareham of Sydling St Nicholas.

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Play on First World War soldiers to be performed at Dorset chapel where one was wed

A PLAY based on the lives of two men killed during the First World War will be performed in the chapel where one of the young soldiers was married.

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Picture of the Day: Westover Road in 1959

Gordon Mundy of Southbourne sent in this photo showing cars parked along Westover Raod, Bournemouth, between the Pavilion and Gervis Place between midday and 1pm Friday 2 Jan 1959.

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The NHS at 70: how the Bournemouth Echo reported its arrival in 1948

IT’S HARD to believe now – given its staggering achievements – that the roll-out of the ‘new’ NHS was not headline news on the day of its own birth, July 5, 1948.

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Heavy cold didn’t stop Royal visit to Weymouth

WE’RE going back in time to recent history today to the Weymouth Quatercentenary Celebrations in 1971.

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