Dorset folk songs to bring silent films to life

AN IMAGINATIVE event called Those Were The Days looking back at the rural and maritime history of Dorset comes to the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Thursday at 7.30pm.

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SOLVED: Vessel at Weymouth bridge ceremony was a plucky Dunkirk ship

We recently asked for help with a nautical mystery after noticing that a vessel used for the Weymouth Town Bridge opening ceremony in 1930 had the same name as one of the famous Little Ships of Dunkirk that brought our troops home in the Second World War.

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History buffs show their support for photo collection

DONATIONS have come pouring in to help save a vivid collection of photographs of Weymouth.

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Tuckton Tea Gardens

Peter Sykes said the area shown in the Tuckton postcard printed on August 13 was originally known as Tuckton Creeks and had its first business in the early 1900s offering boat trips to and from Mudeford, along with light luncheons and other refreshments on the upper deck of a vessel beached nearby. The business was operated by William Nutter-Scott and his Armenian wife.

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Blandford Wolf Cub Pack in 1948

Tony Loader of Bournemouth sent in a picture of 2nd Wolf Cub pack in Blandford taken in August 1948. Tony was a member of the pack and would like to know where they are today.

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Boys in 1970s Winton school photograph named

THE Winton Boys School class photograph from 1970s sent in by Moordown Local History Society and printed on October 4 was very popular with readers with many views online.

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Pictures like this one of a Weymouth Bond girl are under threat

A CROWDFUNDING campaign has been launched to raise funds to digitise precious photos of Weymouth’s history.

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Sporting 1970s fashion at the train station

WE’RE returning to a look at Weymouth taxis from days gone by.

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Enchanting film coming to the Evergreens big screen

THE Railway Children will be arriving at the Evergreens Cinema when the 1970 family favourite film gets a special screening.

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The head waiter of a Weymouth hotel was among the men killed in First World War battle

We have just passed the 100th anniversary of what, by common consent, was the critical moment of the triumph in the

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