Catching ‘runners’ from island’s borstal

SOME of you may have seen the recent feature in the Echo’s weekend magazine about a new book on Portland Borstal Institution.

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Mystery of cottage in the woods

CAN anyone help a Looking Back reader from Bristol with an intriguing query about a cottage in the woods?

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Diary suggests Weymouth’s white horse is older than we think

HISTORY documents that the White Horse at Osmington was cut into the hillside in 1808 to commemorate Royal visits to Weymouth and the prosperity they brought.

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King’s letter tells of sight struggle

RESEARCHERS have drawn our attention to some interesting finds among the Bankes archive, a project focused upon one of Dorset’s most significant collections.

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Story behind tea cabin couple picture

YOU may remember this photo which we originally featured on September 18 of a couple in 1939 enjoying a rest on Weymouth Esplanade outside the Tea Cabin.

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PICTURES: Tragic teacher who took a colleague’s place in the war

LAST week we mentioned some of the stories behind the war dead from Weymouth who were killed on the battlefields of the Great War.

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World Cup winner was a regular visitor to town

IT’S not often you get to have a drink with a World Cup winner.

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Grisly tale of gravedigger inspires Sid

STORIES of a gravedigger inspired Sid Payne to write a book on Georgian Portland.

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Reminder of brightness of fairy lights

THANKS to Looking Back reader Derek Amey for getting in touch.

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Schoolteacher who volunteered to take place of a colleague remembered among war dead

MANY of you were moved by our series of tributes to the brave men of Weymouth who were killed in the 100 days battle of the First World War leading up to Armistice Day.

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