Searching for the family of Dorchester man who hailed from the north of England

JOHN Harper of Kendal is looking for relatives of Harry Spink. His uncle Harry ‘Gus’ Spink had two younger brothers, Les and Wilfrid and a sister, Kathleen, his mother. The family grew up in Chorlton and Burnage in Manchester in the 1920s and 30s.

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Town men who perished in opening salvo of brutal First World War conflict

THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele, the third battle of Ypres and one of the most brutal conflicts of the First World War.

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Invite for the coronation of country’s oldest King found in bric-a-brac

CHARITY shop workers were surprised to discover a royal invitation in a box of donated bric-a-brac.

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MONKEY MAD: Thirty years of fighting for our pri-mates

IT’S 30 years since a zookeeper from New York showed up in Dorset with a single-minded determination to build a rescue centre for apes.

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Searching for the family of Dorchester man who hailed from the north of England

JOHN Harper of Kendal is looking for relatives of Harry Spink. His uncle Harry ‘Gus’ Spink had two younger brothers, Les and Wilfrid and a sister, Kathleen, his mother. The family grew up in Chorlton and Burnage in Manchester in the 1920s and 30s.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2wj97Ef

Town men who perished in opening salvo of brutal First World War conflict

THIS year marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of Passchendaele, the third battle of Ypres and one of the most brutal conflicts of the First World War.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2vYWpYt

Invite for the coronation of country’s oldest King found in bric-a-brac

CHARITY shop workers were surprised to discover a royal invitation in a box of donated bric-a-brac.

from Dorset Echo | Looking Back http://ift.tt/2wjsTzv

When a Weymouth band shared the bill with T. Rex

WEYMOUTH Carnival begins today, and with the main events featuring tomorrow it seems timely to look back to a flower power celebration at the event 50 years ago.

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HAZARDOUS JOB: How a workman lost his life building one of town’s most iconic structures

IT’S time to take a trip down memory lane to the beginnings of one of Weymouth’s most iconic structures.

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When a Weymouth band shared the bill with T. Rex

WEYMOUTH Carnival begins today, and with the main events featuring tomorrow it seems timely to look back to a flower power celebration at the event 50 years ago.

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