PICTURES: May bank holiday over the years

IT has been celebrated since the 14th century – but May Day only earned a bank holiday in 1978.

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Praise for exhibition on hero pilots

A PHOTO exhibition covering the history of a RAF pilots who helped win the Battle of Britain from a Dorset airfield is proving popular.

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Relive the glory days of trains running to Portland

TRAIN lovers will be treated to an evening of informative entertainment at the hands of local author and transport historian, Brian Jackson.

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The scandal-embroiled MP behind town seaside gardens

THANKS to Weymouth Museum for this fascinating photo of Greenhill Gardens, which was taken around 1910.

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Picture of the Day: Alum Chine in 1939

Peter Russell has shared this picture looking east towards Bournemouth Pier from Alumhurst Road in Alum Chine taken during the summer of 1939.

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PICTURES: Bournemouth in the 1960s shown in fascinating trolleybus photos

A FASCINATING collection of photographs shared by a Daily Echo reader shows how Bournemouth and Christchurch have changed since the days of travel by trolleybus.

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Picture of the Day: The view from West Cliff in 1939

West Cliff looking westwards towards Sandbanks in the summer of 1939. Peter Russell has shared this slide with the Daily Echo from his family’s collection.

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What allies did before they left for D-Day landings

HERE’S an incredible photo of the allies preparing for D-Day.

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Picture of the Day: Branksome Chine in 1939

Peter Russell has shared this slide with the Daily Echo captured looking east towards Branksome Chine from Pinecliff Road in 1939

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Picture of the Day: An audio class in 1966

Pupils in an audio class at Kingsleigh School in Bournemouth in July 1966.

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