GALLERY: When Laurel and Hardy came to Bournemouth

FOR just one week, the greatest comedy double act in the history of Hollywood lived and performed in Bournemouth.

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PHOTOS: How the Holes Bay Relief Road transformed Poole

THIRTY years ago, a new road opened that would create an impressive new route into Poole.

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GALLERY: Remembering Palmair’s exotic day trips

THEY were the days when you could visit the Pyramids and still sleep in your own bed that night.

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PICTURES: Poole Quay through the decades

IT is the stretch of land which is pivotal to the whole history of Poole.

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One night when there is always a party: New Year’s Eve celebrations through the years

IF Christmas is the time we draw closer to our families, New Year is often an occasion where we celebrate in public.

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Picture of the Day: Poole Bath Tub Race in snowy 1978

These contestants turned up at Poole Quay for the annual bath race on a freezing New Year’s Eve in 1978 but unfortunately there were no spectators to watch their antics because of the cold and shortage of petrol.

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PICTURES: Do you remember Westover Ice Rink in Bournemouth?

IT is one of the long-gone attractions that Bournemouth people miss the most.

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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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