Wonderful nostalgic view of Swanage seafront circa 1900

Looking back at Swanage sea front circa 1900. Picture: Sent in by Richard Chamberlain

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D-Day anniversary’s significance for Esmee

WE’VE done a series of articles on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations.

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British Pedal Car Grand Prix in Ringwood 1989

ALTHOUGH Silverstone may have seen numerous British Grand Prix records broken over the years – Ringwood had its day and made history in 1989.

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Do you remember the Christchurch combined charities carnival in 1979?

MORE than a dozen charities in Christchurch joined forces to keep their town’s annual carnival alive.

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Remembering Victoria School sports day 1999

TWENTY years ago a young group of time travellers donned togas, loincloths and more as they took part in an annual sports day.

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British Pedal Car Grand Prix in Ringwood 1989

ALTHOUGH Silverstone may have seen numerous British Grand Prix records broken over the years – Ringwood had its day and made history in 1989.

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Do you remember the Christchurch combined charities carnival in 1979?

MORE than a dozen charities in Christchurch joined forces to keep their town’s annual carnival alive.

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Pet rabbits, weddings, births and holidays – your 1969 Moon landing memories

ON Saturday there will be celebrations held around the world marking 50 years since man landed on the Moon.

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When bodies were brought to shore after huge explosion

FURTHER to our recent piece on the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, an English mechanical and civil engineer, reader Bill Macey has offered some insight into the explosion on Brunel’s ship, The Great Eastern, in 1859.

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Shhh! Why you could hear a penny drop during these lunch breaks

THANKS to reader Jenny Radcliffe for popping in with this picture of the Convent of the Sacred Hearts school in Weymouth, which she attended between 1945 and 1947.

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