Several readers contacted the Echo after seeing Michael Rose's photograph of a group of people, including Peter and Doreen Coles and Ken Baily printed on June 14.

Helen Brown (nee Coles) said her father Peter Coles was Sheriff of Poole when the picture was taken in October 1979 at the grand fete at Dorset House, Coles Avenue in Hamworthy. He kept photos and press cuttings of all his official duties and events as sheriff and also as Mayor of Poole from 1981-82.

Pictured, left to right, back row, are Larry Winthrop, governor of the Dolphin Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose, and his wife Doris; Doug Smith, Grand Councillor of Moose International, and his wife Mimm; John Mathews, Southern Area president, and his wife Maisie; Mrs J. Beale, League of Friends; Ken Baily who opened the fete; and Brother G. Mathews, chairman of Community Services, Loyal Order of Moose. In the front row are Doreen and Peter Coles and Margaret Rowden, officer in charge of Dorset House.

The fete was organised by the Dolphin Lodge Loyal Order of Moose and the League of Friends to fund a single storey extension with a sun lounge.

Les Hall, who is still the secretary of Dorset Lodge, knew many of the people in the group.

Jan Challenger of Bournemouth, recognised Mrs Rowden, the matron of Dorset House. Jan's parents Vi and Arthur Smith were deputy officer and matron under Margaret Rowden and her husband in the late 1960s and 70s. Dorset House was specially built as a residential home for the elderly in 1960s.

Betty Green of Ringwood said Larry and Doris Winthrop's daughter Elizabeth was married to her late husband's brother Patrick Green and they lived on the island of Alderney.