When Lady Isobel Barnett opened Bollom’s dry-cleaning shop in Boscombe

In April 1963 TV and radio personality Lady Isobel Barnett opened a new £10,000 Bollom Ltd dry- cleaning shop in Christchurch Road, Boscombe. Her travelling coat was checked in by the receptionist for cleaning in one of the new electronically controlled machines and was ready for collection in 20 minutes.

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GALLERY: When thousands turned out to see the Queen during her 1979 visit to Dorset

THOUSANDS turned out for one of the most widely-enjoyed Royal visits Dorset has ever seen.

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Can you help an Australian lady find her father’s grave?

CAN you help an Australian woman find the final resting place of her father?

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Set in Stone – How Portland Stone helped build London

WE’VE been looking at one of the biggest contributions Dorset has made to this country – Portland Stone.

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Comedy’s top guns come out blazing after submarine disaster in 1955

WE’VE had a great response after last week we looked back at the Grand Celebrity Concert of July 3 1955 at Alexandra Gardens Theatre in Weymouth.

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The fascinating story of the eight-year-old burglar who was so good police thought they were dealing with an “experienced cracksman”

They say that kids today are less well-behaved than their forebears. But this story, from 78 years ago, might just prove that idea wrong.

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Plaque to honour WW2 glider veterans


Veterans of the 12th (Airborne) Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment meet to unveil a plaque in their honour in Dorset.

Plaque to honour WW2 glider veterans
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:15:08 GMT

Remembering Anzac Day 100 years on from the start of the Gallipoli campaign


DORSET residents are invited to remember Australian and New Zealand troops this Anzac Day.

Remembering Anzac Day 100 years on from the start of the Gallipoli campaign
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:53:11 GMT

Alumni unite: the history of the first purpose-built school in East Howe

Early next month the Bourne Academy will be launching the Bourne Academy Alumni Association for former students and staff of the school.

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GALLERY: 15 pictures of Bournemouth’s Pier Approach through the years as it prepares to unveil new look

Bournemouth’s Pier Approach has had many changing faces through the years.

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