Picture of the Day: Can you identify cadets from 1981?

In 1981 Rev James Thicke, the priest in charge at Sandford, enrolled new members into the Air Training Corps at Wareham. The late Arthur Grant was on hand to take their photograph for the Swanage Times. Contact Echoes if you recognise any of the cadets pictured.

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Archive Notes: Prosthetics and the First World War

The first episode of a Q&A series in which we talk to researchers about the records and stories they’ve uncovered at The National Archives.

In ‘Prosthetics and the First World War’, our First World War diverse histories researcher Louise Bell discusses the impact of the war on disability history through our records: from designs for lighter, more flexible prosthetics to new rehabilitation methods trialled by specialist hospitals.

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FIRST LADY OF NEWS: Marjorie Piggott reported on the war for the Echo whilst grieving for her brother killed in battle – here’s her remarkable story

BEING the first woman to enter what was strictly a male domain would have been something to shout about for less modest individuals.

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When a local fete would include a procession of animals…

HERE’S another big event which took place in Weymouth more than 100 years ago.

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FILMING MEMORIES: What happened when Terence Stamp tried to get into a Weymouth nightclub?

A VISIT from Looking Backer Alan Wolsey really brightened up a grey Tuesday afternoon.

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When a local fete would include a procession of animals…

HERE’S another big event which took place in Weymouth more than 100 years ago.

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Who was first owner of this two tone 1963 Rover?

In 2015 Douglas Wragg of Balcombe in Sussex became the proud ‘custodian’ of a two tone blue 1963 Rover which is in pristine condition and is the subject of much admiration when he takes it to car shows.

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Remember when the travelling caravan appeared on Weymouth beach?

AFTER we touched upon an obscure film which was shot in Weymouth we’ve found out a bit more information from Looking Back readers.

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Sample a first class club

IF you’ve enjoyed seeing some of the many old postcards we’ve featured in Looking Back over the months, you may be interested to know there’s a Dorset Postcard Club that meets once a month in Dorchester.

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Remember those grand hats in the Weymouth wedding of the year?

GET your hat on for a trip down memory lane to the ‘wedding of the year’ in Weymouth on Tuesday June 11 1907.

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