Help historians find stories from the asylum

MENTAL Health Awareness Week began yesterday and in honour of this, the Dorset History Centre in Dorchester has been examining the archive of the Dorset County Lunatic Asylum, which was once at Charlton Down.

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Portland stone has rocked our world – our final look at the Dorset export

TODAY is the last week we’re going to be looking at the history of Portland stone as part of our series inspired by a new book on the iconic rock.

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VE Day Anniversary Celebrations: What a difference 70 years make!

WE’VE just marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day with events held across the country.

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Son gifted photo of late mother after charity shop find

WE love a happy ending here at Looking Back.

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Rejoicing in the streets: how Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset celebrated VE Day

EVERYONE knew the news was coming soon – but that did not make it any less a cause for celebration.

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GALLERY: Rejoicing in the streets: how Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset celebrated VE Day

EVERYONE knew the news was coming soon – but that did not make it any less a cause for celebration.

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Can you help solve the mystery of Dorchester’s clock tower?

CAN you help Derek Pride solve a Dorchester mystery?

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Portland stone that shaped our wartime history

THE wartime years produced many ups and downs for the Portland stone industry.

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Sonar images reveal the ‘forgotten’ tragedy of Lyme Bay’s Exercise Tiger

SOME Dorset residents were affected by Exercise Tiger, a wartime mission in Lyme Bay.

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Do you remember Hants and Dorset bus conductress, Mrs Coles?

Ian Gray sent in an old picture of a conductress who worked for the Hants and Dorset Motor Services at the depot in Poole and wonders if readers could furnish him with more information on the conductress or the history of the bus company about that time.

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