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Echoes

Pokesdown County Primary School in 1977 sent in by Tony Hulson. They are back row, left to right, two unknowns, Kirk Dowdall, two unknowns, Michelle Luther, Kim West, an unknown, one of identical twins Katherine Knobb, two unknowns. Next row, Tony Hulson,

PICTURE: What happened to class of 77?

PICTURES: When the stars came to The Manchester Hotel

PICTURES: When the stars came to The Manchester Hotel

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Bournemouth Twins Club with their club secretary Anna Dubarguet and her twins Kelly and Scott in 1986. The club met at members' houses every month to give each other support.

We were one of sets of twins in club photo

East Howe FC in 1967. Back row, left to right, F.Brown, trainer; M. Beales, M. Brown, D. Miller, J. Doe, captain; P. Peach, T. Peach and R. Jenkins, trainer. Front row, R. Manley, M. Watts, Alvin Jenkins, A. Larcombe and B. Goodwin.

East Howe FC players? one of them's my husband!

The Criterion in Bournemouth town centre

79 of Dorset's lost pubs remembered

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Poole residents take the opportunity of walking on the new Twin Sails bridge during the community weekend.

A life in news: Former Daily Echo reporter Di Henderson on her most memorable stories

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Bournemouth Library talk on the development of Bournemouth as a resort by Jan MarshCopyright Bnemth Libraries (53292409)

New family and local history club to launch

Malmesbury Park Infant School circa 1949-52 sent in by Elizabeth Ann Ballam.Back row, left to right, Lyn Hendy, Linda Cooper, an unknown, Timothy Wright, Alan Foster, Michael ?, Douglas Gubbins, Melody Cracknell, Cynthia Sims. Middle row, Douglas Bainton,

Can you identify Malmesbury Park Infant School pupils?

Concorde at Bournemouth Airport on April 21, 1996

The day thousands turned out to see Concorde in Bournemouth. Were you there?

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The Memories of Nursing exhibition, Heritage Lottery Funded Project at Bournemouth Central Library. Prof. Gail Thomas from Bournemouth University and Eileen Richardson.. (52634992)

Nursing of the past remembered in new exhibition

Westbourne Library. Picture sent in by Jenny Young, Westbourne Library Manager

Help celebrate 100 years of Westbourne Library

Portchester School class 5A taken in July of 1964 and sent in by former pupil Paul Shee.Back row, left to right, David Zadel, Cedric Fawcett, three unknowns, Foster, Mark Dowland and Paul Shee. Middle row, Graham Boorer, Bernard Pitman, Paul Errington, tw

Can you identify boys in Portchester School photo?

PICTURES: Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart remembered

PICTURES: Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart remembered

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Vera Brisdon in 2010

Bournemouth's first woman police officer dies at 96

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In 1966 the Number Ten Club at Wootton Mount, Bournemouth was a youth club with a difference. The store room was converted into a workshop where their motorcycles could have a check up. Pictured  are  Lynda Gauntlett,18, Bill Parsons, 21, and Ricky Allen,

The Wheelhouse Club: the centre for kids who dared to be different

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IN PICTURES: 74 years of the Bournemouth Spartans Christmas Day dip

IN PICTURES: 74 years of the Bournemouth Spartans Christmas Day dip

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Dunshay Manor painted by George Spencer Watson shortly after the pond was enclosed in 1926. From Purbeck Arcadia

Five centuries of Dunshay Manor: the Purbeck building with many stories to tell

In 1983 WPC Sandy Gould was the first WPC for many years to pedal out on a bicycle patrol in Wareham. Copyright Arthur Grant 20/10/83

The women who helped change the face of policing in Dorset

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IN PICTURES: Swanage Railway through the years

IN PICTURES: Swanage Railway through the years

CLASSIC: Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill in the original 1977 Star Wars

Calling all original generation Star Wars fans: send us your stories and pictures

IN PICTURES: Never forgotten: Remembrance Day parades through the decades

IN PICTURES: Never forgotten: Remembrance Day parades through the decades

A Wilts & Dorset Bristol LH passes through Corfe Castle en route to Harman's Cross in 1980. Picture by David Pike

GALLERY: The 100-year story of Wilts and Dorset buses

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AA patrolman David Michael Edwards with an AA mini at St John's Hill car park, Wareham in 1965. He was an AA patrolman in Bournemouth area from 1961 - 1971.

The AA patrolman who helped motorists during snow storm of 1963

The clock tower in May 1993

GALLERY: What REALLY happened to Bournemouth Square's leaning clock tower

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Bournemouth Square in the 1940s by Bournemouth Echo photographer Harry Ashley

GALLERY: How Bournemouth Square has changed over the years

Bath Travel in 1993.

Farewell Bath Travel: when travel firm brought Concorde to Bournemouth

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VE Day party in Woking Road, Parkstone, sent in by Doreen Bennett ( nee Alcock ). She is the small girl with dark hair directly behind the child in the pram.'Granny Young'  is the lady pushing the pram. Picture taken from an upstairs window.

What happened to residents from VE Day party in Parkstone?

Bechstein piano belonging to Kelly Carolan who is researching its history. The piano was originally bought from Parkers Piano Specialists in Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth shortly before the start of WWII.Copyright Kelly Carolan (42405394)

Do you know history of Bechstein piano?

South Kinson Junior School football team 1958-59 sent in by Keith Arnold who is the boy on the far right of the back row wearing white shorts. Other players named are Bobby Way, David Owen, Alan Giles and Buster Cooper.

South Kinson Junior School football team identified

Neil Kinnock meeting members of the Dorset Labour Group

When Neil Kinnock faced down Militant at Labour's Bournemouth conference

Chancellor ‘Rab’ Butler, who delivered a keynote speech to the Conservative conference in Bournemouth

The 'biggest conference ever': when Anthony Eden's Tories came to town, 60 years ago

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Ron Whittaker: a man who gave his all for Bournemouth

Ron Whittaker: a man who gave his all for Bournemouth

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Building of the church in Canford Heath in 1988

Canford Heath at 50: how one of Europe's largest housing estates has grown

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Gypsies on Canford Heath in 1963. John and Caroline Hughes watch over their grandchildren Penny McPhillips, left and her sister Susie, with baby Carol Warren in the pram.

The Canford Heath Romany family who were one of Britain’s largest

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Poole Junior Majorettes at Canford Heath Hall.circa 1970s/80s sent in by Jan Mizen, their teacher. Heidi, her daughter in the front row went on to win many awards and became a professional dancer abroad.Copyright Jan Mizen

Jan’s inspired two generations of Poole Majorettes

Cottages near what was Bournemouth West station being demolished to make way for Spur Road, February 8, 1971

PICTURES: A history of the A338 Spur Road

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Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Parkwood Road, Bournemouth. Based in the building that used to be the Convent of the Cross. Celebrates 50 years of chiropractic education in 2015. Picture submitted by Terri Hignett of the college.

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic turns 50

Postcard of Boscombe looking East showing the sands and tents postmarked 1913 and sent in by Anthony Beare.

The buildings that once stood on Boscombe cliff edge

South Kinson Junior School football team 1958-59 sent in by Keith Arnold who is the boy on the far right of the back row wearing white shorts. Other players named are Bobby Way, David Owen, Alan Giles and Buster Cooper.

Can you name boys from school football team?

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The RNLI exhibition at Poole Museum marking 150 years of Poole Lifeboat Station. 

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150 proud years of Poole Lifeboat Station

Aileen Twibill, 87, who spent 4 years in a Japanese POW camp in Java

The war is over: looking back at VJ Day

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n Aileen Twibill,87 who spent 4 years in a Japanese POW camp in Java

The war is over: looking back at VJ Day

Patricia Dyer sent in a picture taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s of herself with David and Paul and their Aunt Nell outside a pub which she thinks was in the Bournemouth area. Only clue is the brewery's name John Groves & Sons Ltd on the sign above

Can you name mystery pub in photo?

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End of the war street party in Nansen Avenue, Oakdale, Poole, which included children from roads nearby. Picture sent in by Mrs Marion Yetman ( nee Ferrucci ). She is the girl with long hair in the third row, third from right, facing camera. She has ident

Do you recognise children from end of war street party?

Postcard of Bournemouth Pier from the West Cliff taken from Keith and Susan Gascoine's postcard album created when they were on honeymoon in Bournemouth in 1966.Copyright unknown (33951532)

'Sing it with Joe' mystery solved on postcard

Dog on Poole Quay in 1962 sent in by Mrs Jean Willis ( nee Coles ). Prince,was the family dog. who often went to 'Tessies Shop' in Stanley Road, Poole for treats. The picture was taken by a holidaymaker and shows Poole Gasworks and the conveyor that trans

What are your memories of ‘Tessies’ Shop in Poole?

Norton's Gate, picture the Hillman collection

PHOTOS: Poole Park through the years on its 125th anniversary

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COMMEMORATION: One of a set of stamps issued by the Royal Mail to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

The man who kept Spitfires in the air for the Battle of Britain

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Autograph book belonging to Mrs Annie Cox who worked as a chambermaid at the Madacas Hotel, Boscombe in the early 1940s where various servicemen stayed.This entry is from the 'men of the seventy third' in September 1941. They could have been Canadian airm

Do you know servicemen who signed WW2 autograph book?

Joan Heckford , then 18 years old, survived an air raid in Bournemouth on May 23 1943 after a stranger bundled her into a door way to protect her from flying shards of glass when shop windows shattered during the attack by the German Luftwaffe. Picture se

I survived Luftwaffe raid in 1943 thanks to stranger

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