People were terrified of a ghostly vision coming over this Dorset bridge

IN the 18th century, before the advent of ‘Turnpiking’ whereby travellers paid tolls financing the upkeep of the roads, the highways were invariably not fit for purpose, especially in the winter months.

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When the chess equivalent of the Paralympics was held in Weymouth

DID you know that the chess equivalent of the Paralympics were once held in Weymouth?

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Loss of Weymouth men in conflict of no gains

WEYMOUTH historian Greg Schofield wishes to draw our attention to the Battle of Cambrai and the loss of five Weymouth men in this First World War conflict.

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Help preserve pictures like this heart-warming Christmas scene as appeal reaches closing stages

THERE is just one more day to go to Save Herbert’s Weymouth.

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Weymouth artist who painted the stunning dome of St Paul’s Cathedral

JAMES THORNHILL

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When Christmas lunch was £1 a head

IT’S time for another brief look at the comprehensive collection of tales and photos from Age UK, which has just been published.

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Sixties schoolboys make the news

THANKS go to Looking Back reader Martyn Wright.

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Cemetery where unknown soldiers were buried holds meaning for Norman

IN an article in the Echo on November 20 we featured the story of two unknown soldiers who were finally given a dignified burial – a century after their death.

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ALIENS EVERYWHERE: Why this ‘UFO’ sighting in Dorchester is just the tip of the iceberg

WHILE sightings of UFOs, or flying saucers might seem ubiquitous with the modern age, there have been sightings in the skies for thousands of years.

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Why planners thought a bridge over Weymouth town centre was a good idea

WE’RE thanking Alan Wolsey today for unearthing a fascinating Weymouth Town Plan from 1966.

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