GALLERY: 50 years of Kingsleigh Junior and Primary schools

“LAST of the old Dorset schools is replaced,” ran the Echo headline in September 1968, as the town prepared for the opening of Kingsleigh Junior.

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Royal Marine who escorted ill-fated tanks

RUTH Boffy of Upwey, Weymouth, got in touch after we featured the tragic ‘Valentine’ tank exercises in a previous edition of Looking Back.

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Villagers’ voices from the past to be heard

HEAR the memories of Broadmayne residents over the years at a special local history evening.

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Letters to Dorset MP reveal constitutional crisis that feels eerily familiar…

LETTERS written to Dorset MP George Bankes show parallels between the current situation in the Houses and Parliament and that of 1846.

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Family of hero who flew missions to Berlin is sought

AN AUTHOR is looking for the relatives of a flight engineer who took on dangerous Second World War missions.

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Keeping the memories of hospital alive

LEARN more about the history of the Herrison Hospital at Charlton Down and meet some of the people who were involved with the hospital.

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PICTURES: The Queen’s visit to Poole and Bournemouth in 1979

IT was a day when Dorset got good value from its monarch.

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A little artistic licence goes a long way

ONE final word on the beautiful painting we shared which the artist described as being painted ‘from the cavalry barracks’.

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Calling all those from the classes of ’65 and ’66

A SCHOOL reunion has been organised for the class of 1965 and 1966 of Broadwey County Secondary Modern.

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A World Cup referee, rough cider and a selling the most beer contest – Portlander’s memories

MEMORIES of Eldridge Pope brewery in Dorchester can be enjoyed thanks to Portlander Brian Knight’s photo collection.

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