Ann Sidney at the Palace Court Theatre in 1966

The 600-seat Palace Court Theatre on Hinton Road in Bournemouth was built by the Bournemouth Little Theatre Company, the town’s oldest amateur dramatic society. In its more recent history it has been the Galaxy Cinema and then the Wessex Christian Centre.

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PICTURES: How the Great Storm of 1987 devastated Dorset

IT was a devastating weather event that came without warning, costing 18 lives in the UK and felling 15million trees.

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‘It was a golden era’: Memories of Bournemouth’s Jewish hotel the East Cliff Court

FOR several generations, Bournemouth was the fashionable place for British Jews to go on holiday.

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PICTURES: 50 years of Radio 1, its Bournemouth DJs and roadshow visits

IT was 7am on September 30, 1967, and the son of a Bournemouth GP was poised to drop the needle onto a copy of Flowers in the Rain by The Move.

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Gondolier 4 boat in Poole Quay

BABS Plumbridge (nee Davis) said the picture of the Gondolier 4 printed on September 18 was taken at the Haven ferry point at the entrance to Poole Harbour. Shell Bay and the chain ferry can be seen in the distance.

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Alan Potter’s son Harry found

Jane Ainsworth’s search for Alan Potter’s son Harry, printed on August 9, who married Ena Jacobs in Barnsley and had two sons, David in 1958 and John in 1960 while living in Bournemouth, has been fruitful.

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St Michael’s Primary School choirs

SHEILA Gair (nee Gay) was contacted by an old school friend from St Michael’s Primary School on the West Cliff, Bournemouth, who saw the articles on the school’s choirs printed on June 28 and July 26.

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Fifty years since the foundation stone of St Thomas Church, Ensbury Park, was laid

THE BISHOP of Sherborne will be at St Thomas Church on Western Avenue, Ensbury Park, this Sunday to launch the 50th anniversary since the foundation stone was laid by the Bishop of Salisbury in 1967. There will be a series of events following the service, culminating in June next year when they will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the church when the present Bishop of Salisbury will attend.

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Bournemouth Aquabelle memories

FORMER Aquabelle Eileen King (nee Hart) contacted the Echo after she saw the feature and Picture of the Day on the Bournemouth Pier Approach Baths aqua shows printed on August 2.

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Flashback: The day Abba came to Bournemouth – and left a £500 tip

IT came out of the blue – a visit to Bournemouth from four of pop’s biggest superstars who were also very big tippers.

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