PICTURES: Bournemouth’s trolleybuses, 50 years after they disappeared

THE era of the trolleybus as Bournemouth’s favourite mode of public transport came to an end half a century ago this weekend.

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Picture of the Day: Turbary Park housing estate

Work on the new Turbary Park housing estate in November 1963.

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Picture of the Day: Divers in Swanage in 1966

An instructor from the Aqualung Diving Holidays School leads his frogmen pupils to their underwater classroom at Swanage Bay in September 1966.

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Here’s the artefacts you can see to remember one of Weymouth’s bravest men

WE were struck by the tale of the heroic Gerard Roope.

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A century of the New Forest

IT is 100 years since the Forestry Commission was established to restock the country’s timber reserves after the First World War.

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How tragedy of tanks exercise aided D-Day soldiers

WE covered the ill-fated Second World War Valentine tanks exercise a few weeks ago.

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Football captain who risked his life to get permanent memorial

WE’VE featured many incredible Dorset people over the past few weeks on these pages.

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Picture of the Day: Royal Bath Hotel in 1979 after fire

An aerial view of Bournemouth’s Royal Bath Hotel taken in January 1979 following a fire which destroyed the three-storey east wing of the hotel. It was Bournemouth’s biggest hotel blaze since the Second World War. Picture: Bournemouth Daily Echo.

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Famous couple’s hockey-loving granddaughter

YOU might remember that on February 28 we took a closer look at a couple who played a big role in Weymouth society.

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Before BH2: amazing photos of Bournemouth bus station through the decades

FOR 50 years, Bournemouth’s bus and coach station was the place where countless journeys to the town began and ended.

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