GALLERY: The explosions that rocked Poole – 30 years since the BDH fire

THIRTY years ago, three massive explosions rocked the centre of Poole.

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The writer whose mother was killed by a rat’s tail

THANKS to more Looking Backers for getting in touch this past week as we’ve been winding up our series of articles on the Jubilee Hall.

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Celebrating the Weymouth MP who helped change the world for the better

A BICENTENARY celebration of Thomas Fowell Buxton entering parliament will be held at St Mary’s Church in Weymouth town centre on Friday, June 29 between 2pm and 4pm.

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When Gordon Brown had to leave Portland in a hurry

LET’S cast our minds back to 11 years ago tomorrow – to June 27, 2007 when Gordon Brown became Prime Minister.

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Remembering when England won the World Cup…

HERE at Looking Back we’re avid fans of this year’s World Cup and have been cheering on Gareth Southgate’s boys with the best of them.

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Picture of the Day: What the Holdenhurst Road BU development site looked like in 1963

Remembering Brighton Villas on Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, next to the East Cliff Congregational Church that were demolished in 1963 and replaced with a meat depot. The site which for years was the home of American Golf is now being developed as a student housing block for Bournemouth University, Belaton House.

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Tony Hancock: his Bournemouth links, 50 years after his death

FIFTY years after his death, he is still regarded by many as the greatest comedian Britain has ever produced.

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PICTURES: Views of Poole from the Power Station in 1974

The changing face of Poole is shown here with a selection of images taken from the roof of Poole Power Station, Hamworthy in 1974

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As Royal couple celebrate anniversary we remember their visits to town

ON this day in 1999 Prince Edward married Sophie Rhys-Jones at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor – a venue familiar to Royal watchers after the wedding last month of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Tales from Georgian building discovered during a demolition

LAST week we dipped our toe into the rich and illustrious history of the Jubilee Hall in Weymouth.

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