Postie, theatre worker and Echo van driver – remembering the busy and content life of Stuart Scott

MEMORIES have been shared of a Weymouth man who travelled to the other side of the world to ask for the hand in marriage of the woman he loved.

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Good-humoured Germans in port

HERE’S a further nautical memory from former Weymouth harbour master Peter Tambling.

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Instructions for no more than £20 to be spent on freedom of the borough ceremony

IT’S time to enjoy another postcard from Looking Back regular Andy Hutchings.

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Déjà vu at spruce-up job on naval dockyard lighthouse

THANKS to Jeanette Matthews for popping in with some memories of when the Naval Dockyard Lighthouse underwent a facelift in 1995.

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How did the town’s ‘Cinderella’ park come about?

AS SUMMER approaches, it seems appropriate to turn our thoughts towards parks and green spaces.

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Did you go down to the woods that day?

THESE old photos of the car park at Thorncombe Woods were discovered by staff at Hardy’s Birthplace at Upper Bockhampton near Dorchester.

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Memories of the local ‘melon shop’

WE’VE got more shop memories this week, this time from Joan Seal of Chickerell, who used to work at the E. Glover shop on Buxton Road in Weymouth.

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PICTURES: Corner shop memories – was this your local Weymouth shop?

WE had a wonderful trip down memory lane with photos of the VG shop in Wyke Regis, Weymouth, last week.

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It was all shipshape and Bristol fashion for King’s visit to Weymouth and Portland

WHAT a wonderful response we had from Looking Back readers after Brian Knight got in touch trying to find out more about a fleet review in Portland Harbour in honour of the King.

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BIT OF A SQUEEZE: The longest ever vessel to enter the port of Weymouth

RETIRED harbour master Peter Tambling wishes to share the story of the longest vessel to enter the port of Weymouth with Looking Back.

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