The man who kept Spitfires in the air for the Battle of Britain

EACH August, when the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight passes over Bournemouth’s East Cliff, one resident knows a Spitfire before he sees it.

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Do you know servicemen who signed WW2 autograph book?

During the Second World War thousands of Allied troops, including at least 10,000 Canadians, were billeted in Bournemouth, with many housed in requisitioned hotels.

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LOOKING BACK: Postcard shows sad island occasion

THANKS to Andy Hutchings for sharing this interesting postcard with us.

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LOOKING BACK: Remembering the ‘frightening’ ‘unbelievable’ floods of 1955

OUR timely recollection of the floods of July 1955 60 years on have sparked many comments from Looking Back.

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LOOKING BACK: He’s the Guy in the Home Guard

READER Wendy Bere recently shared a photo of the Toller and Kingcombe Home Guard with us.

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LOOKING BACK: Wimbledon champ Maud called Dorset home to escape the racket

By Spencer Vignes at Wimbledon

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Step back in time with Weymouth and Portland’s transport of yesteryear

STEP back in time with our picture special focusing on the transport of yesteryear.

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Writer of the month: Jenny Uglow

Jenny Uglow talks about her book, In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815.

This podcast was recorded live as part of the Writer of the month series, which broadens awareness of historical records and their uses for writers.

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I survived Luftwaffe raid in 1943 thanks to stranger

Joan Heckford remembers when the Luftwaffe bombed Bournemouth in 1943 and a stranger saved her life.

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Were you at kids tea party in Wareham in 1945?

Noel Spreadbury thought readers might be interested in this picture of a children’s fancy dress tea party in Wareham 70 years ago.

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