Unheard tales of those living with disabilities for new project

FOR many years, adults with learning disabilities were frequently uprooted from their families and sent to large hospitals which could be many miles from home.

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Woman’s bid to track down classic car moves up a gear

ON DECEMBER 30 in Looking Back we featured a woman’s bid to track down a classic car.

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What do you know about Swanage cottages shown in photo?

BRIAN Day sent in an old photograph of Swanage showing a handful of buildings, a working quarry and a wonderful open view of the harbour.

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80 years of pantomimes in Bournemouth (even WW2 didn’t stop them)

IT has been 80 years since panto dames and principal first boys took to the stage of Bournemouth’s Pavilion Theatre.

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Can you identify children with Santa at Christmas party in 1949?

AMANDA Snow, an appropriate seasonal name, sent in this picture of children enjoying their Christmas party at Southbourne Conservative Club in 1949.

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Motorcycle dispatch rider to Royal Navy Meteorologist – the career of a Great War serviceman

FROM motorcycle despatch rider with the Armoured Cars to forecasting the weather for airships as a lieutenant with the Royal Naval Air Service, Norman Silvester had a varied career during the Great War.

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New Years past: when revellers were treated for hypothermia and we looked forward to ‘the year of promise’

Searching for a star car

HERE’S something of interest for classic car buffs.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/features/lookingback/11693908.Searching_for_a_star_car/?ref=rss

Digging into family’s fortunes at war

THANKS to Eileen Wren of Chickerell for sharing this story of her well researched family tree.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/features/lookingback/11693892.Digging_into_family_s_fortunes_at_war/?ref=rss

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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