When diesel and electric took over from steam

PLENTY of people recall fondly the days of steam trains through Dorset, but a book by railwayman Mark Jamieson records slightly more recent scenes.

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PICTURES: When diesel and electric trains came to Dorset

PLENTY of people recall fondly the days of steam trains through Dorset, but a book by railwayman Mark Jamieson records slightly more recent scenes.

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GI who met the love of his life in wartime Weymouth is remembered

STATUES will be officially named in memory of the heroic soldiers who set out from Portland for the D-Day landings.

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Tweets from the trenches 100 years on

MORE fascinating diary entries from Portland soldier Regimental Sergeant-Major George Beck have been published online.

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Next phase of battle in which Weymouth men perished

A FORTNIGHT ago we looked at the first phase of the Great German Offensive of 1918, just after its 100th anniversary.

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When you could walk down Dorchester’s busy high street

IT’S a treat to see this picture of Dorchester’s High East Street from bygone days.

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GALLERY: 40 years of Poole Arts Centre and Lighthouse

EASTER’S wet weather was no way to greet the 40th anniversary of the building that transformed Poole’s cultural life.

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Happy Dorchester home left resident ‘speechless with joy’

THIS week we continue our very amiable stroll down memory lane to the Old Vicarage in Fordington, Dorchester.

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Author uncovers secrets of his gran’s childhood home

A HOME surrounded by trees and the scene of many happy childhood memories is the subject of a new book by a Dorchester author.

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Famous literary home was a ‘TB ridden hovel’

AN ARTICLE by Sir Frederick Treves on poverty in Dorset attracted some interest from readers.

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