When a World Cup-winning hero laced up his boots to play for Weymouth

WHAT a great response to our piece last week on sporting hero Bobby Moore visiting Dorchester in 1980.

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When it was so hot people were attacked by ladybirds

IT took us all by surprise.

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New shops built as bomb-damaged homes awaited demolition

HERE’S a picture of contrasts from Chapelhay in Weymouth, taken in January 1957.

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Celebrating documents that shed light on one of England’s richest families

MORE than 200 people attended the Dorset History Centre’s project conference to celebrate the wonders of the Bankes Archive.

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GALLERY: The New Forest Show through the years

EVERY year, around 95,000 people descend on the New Forest for a celebration of everything to do with the countryside.

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My hydrogen bomb-testing experience

RON Skinner has shared memorabilia with us of his extraordinary experience of seeing a mushroom cloud of a hydrogen bomb ascending to the sky.

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Parading through the streets of Weymouth in 1964

HERE’S a picture from Weymouth’s annual civic service in May 1964.

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Genesis once played in Weymouth – at a school!

THANKS for all your feedback following our series of articles on the Royal Jubilee Hall and Gaumont Cinema in Weymouth.

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When England’s World Cup hero paid a visit

ALAS, it’s all over, but what a run for England in this year’s World Cup!

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Do you remember the BIC swimming pool?

IT’S been gone for more than a decade, but the swimming pool which was once part of the BIC is still fondly remembered.

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