‘It took 28 years after my dad’s death to find out he was a true hero of the war’

VALERIE Reynolds thought she knew her father but it took 28 years after his death to find out that he was a hero who sank enemy ships and survived a German attack in the Second World War.

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Sad news reported in the Echo’s first edition

IT’S time to turn back the clock and enjoy more nuggets from the Echo’s first edition of May 28 1921.

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Reader finds first edition of the Dorset Echo in the back of a drawer

IT was a surprise and a delight to have a visit from Looking Back reader John Dumpleton.

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Request from New Zealand for information on Dorset factory

TODAY’S Looking Back must be one of the farthest-flung requests we have ever had.

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When rousing cheers greeted Princess Margaret in west Dorset

THIS week we’d like to share Adrian Sleeman’s cuttings of the visit of Princess Margaret to Bridport and the magnificent four-day pageant put on in June 1953 – events that many will remember.

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Request from New Zealand for information on Dorset factory

TODAY’S Looking Back must be one of the farthest-flung requests we have ever had.

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Helping the Elephant Man and vaccinating against smallpox – Dorset’s marvellous medical history

MARY Graham’s interest in Dorset’s medical history began when she was working at Bournemouth’s Royal National Hospital, formerly a sanatorium, in the 1980s.

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The not so grave story of a battle survivor

A REMARKABLE grave lies in the church yard at St Andrew’s Church, West Stafford.

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What prompted this mass gathering outside Weymouth’s theatre?

THIS photo of a mass gathering in Weymouth in front of the old Pavilion Theatre dates back to 1914.

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World famous band were scone in 60 seconds

CAKES and loaves had to make way as one bakery worker smuggled the Rolling Stones out of a Dorchester hotel.

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