PICTURES: Remembering Woolworths 10 years after its closure

WOOLWORTHS was the name you would find on just about every high street, from villages to major cities.

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From Streetwise to SafetyWise: 20 years of Bournemouth’s safety centre

IT was an innovation that put Dorset among the leaders when it came to educating children to stay safe.

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Pictures: How Highcliffe Castle was saved

IT was once a wreck of a building that many believed was an unwelcome drain on council finances.

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Drilling for oil: The rows over rigs in Poole Bay

PLANS to explore for oil in Poole Bay are currently causing controversy.

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99 years of Remembrance Day commemorations

THERE were no poppies and Whitehall had no Portland stone cenotaph.

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Picture of the Day: Pottery Junction 1983

Pottery Junction, Branksome, pictured in March 1983 as the construction of the new retail park is taking place on the former Redlands Pipes site.

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Nine nostalgic aerial photos of Christchurch

A selection of nostalgic aerial images taken of Christchurch by Kitchenham Ltd in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Picture of the Day: Old Christchurch Road, Boscombe in the sixties

Old photo of Christchurch Road, Boscombe, circa 1960s with turning for Ashley Road on the left and Heathcote Road, right. The foreground is now part of the pedestrianised shopping area.

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Gallery: Were you part of the Bros Mania in 1988?

Bros mania hit Bournemouth in 1988 in a big way. October saw more than 500 frantic fans queued outside the BIC to purchase one of the 3,500 tickets selling at £8.50 each. At the time staff at the BIC reported that it was one of the longest queues they had had for one show. This should have prepared everyone for the hysteria that would define the concert in December. The crowd were already worked up into a frenzy by the warm-up DJ, the actual arrival of the Goss brothers on stage was more than t

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GALLERY: The Hampshire Centre – the huge shopping venue before Castlepoint

IT was the biggest thing to happen in Bournemouth shopping for generations.

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