Honouring the ‘unknown soldier’

WITH Remembrance Sunday recent in our memories it seems timely to share relevant sentiments.

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An unpleasant plunge into the harbour

WE always encourage memories from our Looking Back readers and now, without further ado, we embark upon the recollections of Jean Matthews, nee West, of Dorchester.

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Remembering the good work at charity’s Dorchester home

THOUSANDS of older people have been helped by Age UK Dorchester over the 60 years it has been based at Rowan Cottage.

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PICTURES: Bournemouth Winter Gardens 70 years ago

SEVENTY years ago a newly refurbished Bournemouth Winter Gardens concert hall opened in the Autumn of 1947 as a home for the newly re-formed Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra under a new conductor.

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Tree where the dead were collected

IF you happen to be driving through the village of Mapperton near Bridport, it’s likely that your attention would be drawn by Mapperton House, the magnificent Jacobean manor with Italianate valley gardens, and not the slender sycamore sapling planted at the junction where Dead Man’s Lane branches off from the road to the village. Planted in 2015, this young tree replaces a leafy predecessor with a far greater provenance – Mapperton’s ‘Posy Tree’.

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Dorset folk songs to bring silent films to life

AN IMAGINATIVE event called Those Were The Days looking back at the rural and maritime history of Dorset comes to the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis on Thursday at 7.30pm.

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SOLVED: Vessel at Weymouth bridge ceremony was a plucky Dunkirk ship

We recently asked for help with a nautical mystery after noticing that a vessel used for the Weymouth Town Bridge opening ceremony in 1930 had the same name as one of the famous Little Ships of Dunkirk that brought our troops home in the Second World War.

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History buffs show their support for photo collection

DONATIONS have come pouring in to help save a vivid collection of photographs of Weymouth.

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Tuckton Tea Gardens

Peter Sykes said the area shown in the Tuckton postcard printed on August 13 was originally known as Tuckton Creeks and had its first business in the early 1900s offering boat trips to and from Mudeford, along with light luncheons and other refreshments on the upper deck of a vessel beached nearby. The business was operated by William Nutter-Scott and his Armenian wife.

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Blandford Wolf Cub Pack in 1948

Tony Loader of Bournemouth sent in a picture of 2nd Wolf Cub pack in Blandford taken in August 1948. Tony was a member of the pack and would like to know where they are today.

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