GALLERY: 144 years of Poole Pottery on the Quay

IT was the brand that took Poole’s name around the world, long before we had heard of modern day success stories like Sunseeker and Lush.

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STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE: Well known villager Cissie Puckett was a staunch supporter of the Tolpuddle Martyrs

A CONTEMPLATIVE portrait of a Tolpuddle villager featured in Looking Back last week stirred memories for readers.

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The many Royal visits for fleet reviews

NOT long ago we shared photos of Portland Harbour’s lighthouse, which was recently given a spruce-up.

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Help Terry in his quest to name Weymouth FC players

THANKS to Terry Thomas of Weymouth for getting in touch with us and sharing this photo of Weymouth FC, taken in 1931.

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Dorset firm plays part in the thrilling action at Wimbledon

IT’S truly time for tennis this Wimbledon fortnight and here at Looking Back we’re glued to the latest action on Centre Court.

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Movie memories: How generations went to the Gaumont and Odeon

EIGHTY-eight years of cinema-going on Bournemouth’s Westover Road will come to an end tomorrow afternoon when the Odeon cinema closes for the last time.

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Bombs, bulls and civilian bravery

In this podcast The National Archives’ Principal Military Specialist reveals some of his favourite stories about civilian gallantry from the First and Second World Wars, from the bravery of the youngest recipient of the George medal to a bizarre tale involving a bomb and some table tennis bats.

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Memories of Christchurch Priory wedding, almost 50 years on

ON September 30 fifty years ago Radio 1 was launched, and on the same day Alan Banks married Brenda Williams at Christchurch Priory. The link between the two, DJ Tony Blackburn.

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The year that changed the world: Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and your memories of 1967

THERE are not many individual years when the world seems to change profoundly, but 1967 was one of them.

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Late townsman listed in church records

A COUPLE of weeks ago when we were reporting events from the very first edition of the Dorset Echo, we mentioned the death of Robert Whitworth Hughes, which was in the news on May 28 1921.

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