How a hermit woman living on a cliff became county’s patron saint

ON June 1, Dorset will celebrate the feast day of their patron saint, whose relics can be found in the Church of St Candida and Holy Cross in Whitchurch Canonicorum near Charmouth.

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How these Victorian records are shedding light on mental health treatment

LAST week saw Mental Health Awareness Week take place.

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Postcard’s cheeky nod to Weymouth

HERE’S a very old postcard of Weymouth that brings a smile to our face.

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Story of martyrs’ struggles inspire reader

ONE Echo reader has been inspired to use her artistic talents to depict the history of Tolpuddle, after her interest was piqued by our weekly Looking Back features.

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How the artistic legacy of this sculptor and her family is living on at Dorset manor house

A HOUSE in Dorset which has been taken on by the Ladmark Trust celebrates the artistic legacy of a very unique family.

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When the town bridge was made of wood

HOW many of you have heard of Ernest Bussell?

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Israeli dance moves, a top class beauty contest and a junior Miss Dorchester – another vintage carnival year

LAST week we shared with you the changes to the Miss Dorchester contest in the 1987 carnival, when the emphasis shifted from beauty to personality. Rewind five years to the carnival of 1982 and the competition couldn’t be more different.

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How an 80s carnival ripped up the rulebook when it came to a traditional contest

IT’S a sad year for Dorchester as a lack of volunteers has put an end to 60 years of summer carnivals.

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Seeking information on car dealer

CAN anyone help a classic car fan find out more about his vehicle and its origins?

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Praise for exhibition on hero pilots

A PHOTO exhibition covering the history of a RAF pilots who helped win the Battle of Britain from a Dorset airfield is proving popular.

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