Readers inspired by Remembrance Sunday

READERS have shared some moving poems following recent remembrance events for those who served the country.

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‘It’s my uncle’ – reader recognises cyclist

THE saga of this mystery cyclist seems to have reached a conclusion.

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Home left in precarious state after landslide

A DRAMATIC picture is the latest that we share from late Echo photographer Harry Green.

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Ostrich farms and other causes that got residents up in arms

STRIKES, protests, petitions and demonstrations have been a staple of political life for many generations. Ahead of next month’s General Election, we take a look back at a handful of causes that have had Dorset residents up in arms over the past few decades.

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Why ‘women in search of a husband’ should enter this building

This weekend will see a Dorset village mark the feast day of Saint Catherine with a candle-lit ceremony. Laura Hanton reports on how this tradition honours the saint who is supposed to help women find a husband.

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The Dorset woman who escaped being killed in a murderous frenzy – but succumbed to smallpox

A NEW book tells the distressing story of how a Dorset girl and her family were among the victims of the infamous Cawnpore massacre, which was as shaking to the British Empire as 9/11 was to the USA.

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Street named after man with ‘a handsome fortune’

IT’S time to revisit this old photo of Boot Hill in Weymouth, an image we greatly enjoyed in these pages with so much going on.

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Pub outings and other special occasions with smart fleet of coaches

Transport historian Brian Jackson today shares the history of a Weymouth bus service that took children to school and visitors to Dorchester Market.

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In-laws’ charabanc trip to cove

IT was good to know that one Looking Back reader enjoyed our recent series of charabanc pictures.

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Reclusive writer of hit Wild West novels

ONE of our readers is on a hunt for information about the author J. T. Edson, who supposedly spent time living in Burton Bradstock near Bridport.

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