Looking Back: How Weymouth’s ‘little ice age’ affected food deliveries

MANY of you remember the ‘little Ice Age’ we referred to in Looking Back two weeks ago – Christmas 1962 when towns and villages were cut off because of heavy snow.

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Looking Back: Weymouth man’s award after saving drowning dad

JUST over 50 YEARS ago a man from Weymouth who rescued a drowning father was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s Resuscitation Certificate.

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Learn about factory disaster at history talk

A LOCAL historian will shed light on the 1931 disaster at Holton Heath in a talk on Monday, January 27, at 7.30pm.

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Dorset farm’s grass skiing fun attracts 100 youngsters

AFTER a winter with no snow, teenagers in January 1975 went skiing on a farm in the Dorset countryside.

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A look back at big events in little village

For a sleepy village, Puddletown has hit the headlines many a time over the last few decades. We look back at the events that caused a stir.

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Looking Back: Protest against Weymouth’s ‘Brown Route’ relief road

25 years ago, on January 14, 1995, more than one hundred people joined a torchlight procession to protest at Brown Route plans for Weymouth’s new relief road.

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The time Weymouth schoolchildren solved a dilemma for Royal Navy

Youngsters at a Weymouth school got to work making a rain detecting machine.

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Weymouth band Violin Shoppe reunites

RECENTLY we shared a photo of Weymouth band Violin Shoppe, who were on the verge of a major record deal at the start of the 1970s.

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Why this ice-cream seller was given the cold shoulder

ICE-CREAM seller Nick Gutteridge’s plans were ‘frozen’ by the borough council, the Echo reported nearly 25 years ago on January 11, 1995

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The special bap that kept pubgoers coming back for more

IT’S nice to reminisce about pub memories.

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