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Echoes

Royston Burton, 97, from Bournemouth, has been awarded the Legion d'Honneur medal from the French government

Dunkirk veteran Royston Burton recalls his experiences of wartime Europe

Opening of Boscombe Gardens on June 6 1900. Taken from Boscombe Gardens album sent in by Frank Henson.

Rare pictures reveal history of Boscombe Gardens

Storm boats were tested at Christchurch Harbour before being transported to France. Picture sent in by James Howard.

Do you have pictures of WW2 Storm Boats in Christchurch?

SECURE: King John stayed at Corfe Castle as his problems with the barons continued

Dorset's links to the Magna Carta (and the men who helped King John agree to it)

CONVICTED: George Stoner pictured in 1990

Adultery, jealousy and murder: How the Rattenbury case gripped the nation

AFTERMATH: Masses of abandoned rifles on the Dunkirk beaches. Photo from an album found in a German house after the liberation.

'A miracle of deliverance': the Dunkirk evacuation, 75 years on

GALLERY: A look back at Boscombe in the 1960s and 70's

GALLERY: A look back at Boscombe in the 1960s and 1970s

Jean and Shirley Coles with their uncle Ben Bullock at the annual fair on Ladies Walking Field in Poole in 1955. Ladies Walking Field began where the bus depot and market gallery are today. Mr Bullock sold the Echo at the station gates opposite W H Smiths

Do you have pictures of Ladies Walking Field fair?

RETREAT: TE Lawrence's home   at Bovington

Lawrence of Arabia: the 'uncrowned king' laid to rest in Dorset

PC Arthur Courtney Barrett was a constable in Christchurch for 8 years before WW2.

Appeal for information over Hampshire police who died in two World Wars

VE Day party in Exton Road, Iford

GALLERY: Rejoicing in the streets: how Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset celebrated VE Day

CELEBRATIONS: The fountain outside the Pavilion theatre and Regent Cinema is illuminated. Photo submitted by John Cresswell.

Rejoicing in the streets: how Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset celebrated VE Day

Mrs Coles a Hants and Dorset conductress who worked from the Poole Depot. Picture sent in by Ian Gray who thinks it was taken in the late 1940s/ early 50s due to the type of ticket machine in use.Copyright unknown (24370446)

Do you remember Hants and Dorset bus conductress, Mrs Coles?

Winton and Moordown School boys class circa late 1940s/ early 50s outside the school in Coronation Avenue, Bournemouth, submitted by Alan Mullins. They are back row, left to right, Phillips, Habgood, Lambert, Preston, McArthur and Pike. Middle row: Pearso

Can you name boys in Winton and Moordown School class photo?

GALLERY: When thousands turned out to see the Queen during her 1979 visit to Dorset

GALLERY: When thousands turned out to see the Queen during her 1979 visit to Dorset

TV's Lady Isobel Barnett cut the ribbon to open a new £10,000 Bollom dry- cleaning shop in Christchurch Road, Boscombe in 1963.

When Lady Isobel Barnett opened Bollom's dry-cleaning shop in Boscombe

What made the headlines in 1937? Answer: An 8-year-old boy who was mistaken as an experienced cracksman for stealing £30

The fascinating story of the eight-year-old burglar who was so good police thought they were dealing with an "experienced cracksman"

Pier Approach from the West Cliff 1911

GALLERY: 15 pictures of Bournemouth's Pier Approach through the years as it prepares to unveil new look

Girls in the East Howe Girls School Hockey Team taken in 1942. Picture: Ray Cozins

Alumni unite: the history of the first purpose-built school in East Howe

GALLERY: As Lighthouse secures £4m funding for refurb, we look back how it all began with Poole Arts Centre

GALLERY: As Lighthouse secures £4m funding for refurb, we look back how it all began with Poole Arts Centre

Christchurch Road, Boscombe 1988

GALLERY: How Boscombe's Christchurch Road has changed over the decades

Daily Echo presses  being removed  from the  Bournemouth Daily Echo  building in1989.

From hot metal to digital: the Echo's Andy Goodall looks back at his life in publishing

In 1973 campaigners marched along the A31 protesting on the dangers of the nearby narrow Leigh Arch in Leigh Road, Wimborne. Petition handed to North Dorset MP David James.Copyright Bnemth Echo 31/3/73 (21393099)

The day Leigh Arch came down

GALLERY: Castlepoint before it was Castlepoint - do you remember the Hampshire Centre?

GALLERY: Castlepoint before it was Castlepoint - do you remember the Hampshire Centre?

Remembering Bournemouth's Victoria Cross hero Cecil Noble

Remembering Bournemouth's Victoria Cross hero Cecil Noble

Aerial photo from 1990 showing Hamworthy Engineering’s site at Fleets Corner

The Poole engineering giant that owes its origins to the Mexican revolution: looking back on 100 years of Hamworthy Engineering

GALLERY: Winter Gardens through the years: from popular concert venue to car park

GALLERY: Winter Gardens through the years: from popular concert venue to car park

Bob Geldof in the Physick Garden with Wimborne Mayor Anthony Oliver and Town Sergeant Chris Brown in 2002

When Bob Geldof congratulated fundraisers for Band Aid effort

Beales in 1900

134 years of Beales: a look at the department store's long history

LOVE: Harry and Sandra Redknapp in June 1992

Harry Redknapp: Football boss reflects on his long career and family life in Dorset

Back row, left to right, coach Stan Beck, an unknown, Dennis Frances, Barry Kerslake, Dennis Froud the goalkeeper, Sid Jenkins, Brian Rumbold and Alan Pratten. Front row, David Gledstone, George Beck, an unknown, Bill Bailey and Gerald Beck

Wallisdown United team identified from photo taken in the '50s

TEAM: AFC Bournemouth youth team in 1976

AFC Bournemouth youth team from 1976 are identified

Historian John Wingham and Balmer Lawn Hotel owner Chris Wilson with the documents

GALLERY: Secret D-Day documents found under the floorboards of New Forest hotel

RARE: Robert Owen took this rare picture of Concorde in flight

The day Swanage pilot took dream shot of Concorde in flight

ARCHIVE: Yellow Buses head of marketing Jenni Wilkinson with pictures from their archive

113 years of Yellow Buses: history in pictures revealed thanks to social media

TRIBUTE: The public house in Wimborne named after the wartime leader

The Sir Winston Churchill, the Wimborne pub opened in tribute to wartime leader

FREEDOM: Sir Winston Churchill receives the Freedom of the Borough of Poole from the mayor, Alderman Mary Lewellin. Also pictured are Mr M McGougan, left, recorder of Poole, and Lord Digby, Lord Lieutenant of Dorset

When Sir Winston Churchill received special honour from Poole

Sir Winston Churchill in 1952

Remembering Sir Winston Churchill: iconic prime minister who led the country to victory

FAREWELL: Sir Winston Churchill’s funeral, on January 30 1965. The coffin is borne by Grenadier Guards to St Paul’s Cathedral

Winston Churchill 50th anniversary: how we mourned “passing of a warrior”

When Wimborne flooded after the storm of 1979.

GALLERY: 33 pictures of Dorset's most extreme weather from years gone by

Sybil Amy Green, 16, pictured right

Remembered: the two sisters who lost their lives in the River Stour tragedy of 1908

Beccy Hinton-Garner, right, and some of the team at Bournemouth People First, from left, Debbie Barnfield, Amanda Frost, Caroline Tomes, Donald Mollison and Jenny Bennett

Unheard tales of those living with disabilities for new project

Brian Day sent in this picture

Can you help reveal history of Swanage cottages in old photo?

Poole Pantomime Aladdin 2002

80 years of pantomimes in Bournemouth (even WW2 didn’t stop them)

Can you identify children with Santa at Christmas party in 1949?

Can you identify children with Santa at Christmas party in 1949?

Motorcycle dispatch rider to Royal Navy Meteorologist – the career of a Great War serviceman

Motorcycle dispatch rider to Royal Navy Meteorologist – the career of a Great War serviceman

A new year kiss on millennium night between Phil Cummings and Debbie De-St-Aubin

New Years past: when revellers were treated for hypothermia and we looked forward to ‘the year of promise’

Tom Templeman, left, with a friend in Germany in 1919

Hero First World War cousins are identified in photograph

PARADE: Huntsmen leading a Christmas parade down Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth circa 1912-18

Picture of Christmas parade on Holdenhurst Road from 100 years ago is a rare treat

Elephants on Christchurch Road, Boscombe circa 1901.

Was there really a tunnel under Boscombe for transporting tigers and polar bears?

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