LOOKING BACK: Life on the Middle Eastern Front

WE have all heard and learnt about the Western Front, but how many people have ever wondered about the Middle Eastern Front during the First World War?

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LOOKING BACK: Finding a hero in the harbour during Foylebank bombing

LAST week we asked for your memories and connections to the tragic demise of HMS Foylebank when she was bombed in Portland Harbour with 292 people on board.

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Picture of Boscombe Chine Gardens is dated

PETER Sykes of Swanage, said Paul Shee’s photograph of Boscombe Chine Gardens with the Linden Hall Hotel in the distance dates between 1895-1899. The upper sections of the gardens, including the rustic bridge, were laid out between 1868-71. A concrete bridge replaced the rustic one in 1924.

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“Two mysterious monsters were crawling towards them over the craters”

A CENTURY ago this year, the awful stalemate of the First World War was broken by the arrival of a terrifying new invention.

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Picture of Boscombe Chine Gardens is dated

PETER Sykes of Swanage, said Paul Shee’s photograph of Boscombe Chine Gardens with the Linden Hall Hotel in the distance dates between 1895-1899. The upper sections of the gardens, including the rustic bridge, were laid out between 1868-71. A concrete bridge replaced the rustic one in 1924.

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Schoolgirl in picture is my daughter, says reader – but do you know other pupils?

MRS Pamela Strong of Bournemouth recognised her daughter in the 1981 picture of Kingsleigh School pupils who took part in the Woodland Rescue project in conjunction with Brooke Bond PG Tips printed in the Remember When people gallery on March 15.

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LOOKING BACK: The passion of Poppy, Weymouth and Portland’s very own forces sweetheart

AN UNUSUAL passion for military vehicles led to one Portland woman having an adventurous life full of famous faces and cheering crowds.

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LOOKING BACK: One last look at the Boy Bishop

A PICTURE we featured of The Boy Bishop has stirred up some more memories this week.

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LOOKING BACK: Scouts honour for hut history

THANKS to Karen Venn for more information about the site of the Burton scout hut which we featured last week.

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LOOKING BACK: A day in the dockyard during HMS Foylebank bombing

THIS year we are fast approaching the 76th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Foylebank in Portland Harbour.

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