Author uncovers secrets of his gran’s childhood home

A HOME surrounded by trees and the scene of many happy childhood memories is the subject of a new book by a Dorchester author.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back


Famous literary home was a ‘TB ridden hovel’

AN ARTICLE by Sir Frederick Treves on poverty in Dorset attracted some interest from readers.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back

Weymouth seaside scene in major photography exhibition

AN EXHIBITION of photos of the British seaside is now on at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London until September 30.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO: Remembering the Weymouth soldiers killed in great German offensive

THE centenary of the great German offensive of the First World War, also known as the 1918 Spring Offensive, has just passed.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back

GALLERY: From Woolworths to BHS – the famous shops which have disappeared from the high street

SOME of the most famous names in shopping have disappeared from the British high street in recent years.

from Bournemouth Echo | Echoes

RAF MEMORIES: Pilot recalls pouncing on German planes for an aircraft dogfight

THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back

TATTY BYE: Collecting memories of Ken Dodd

IT was sad to say a tatty bye to comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd, who died recently.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back

How Canadian pilot who survived a Dorset crash landing was killed

THANKS to A Roberts of Wyke Regis for contacting us to supply us with more information about Pilot Officer Harold Fraser English, the Canadian pilot of the P40 that crashed off Chesil Beach on November 8, 1942.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back

Why Dorset postmen weren’t allowed to ring bells in 1846

LAST week we turned our focus to the lives of impoverished labourers in Dorset in 1846.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back

Digital Archives of the Future

To mark forty years since The National Archives moved to Kew, our digital director John Sheridan discusses the challenges that archives will face in the future. John is currently leading efforts to transfer our digital offer to become an archive that is digital by instinct and design.

from The National Archives Podcast Series

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