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A decade of drama on show: Meet Leslie Williams who brought drama to lives of Bournemouth youngsters

Bournemouth Echo: A decade of drama on show: Meet Leslie Williams who brought drama to lives of Bournemouth youngsters

10:48am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FIFTY years ago, a theatre project began in Bournemouth that was to be life-changing for many of the people involved.

Do you recognise anyone in darts team?

Bournemouth Echo: Do you recognise anyone in darts team?

10:54am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Recognise anyone in this photograph of a darts team at the Dolphin Pub in Kinson taken in the 1950s.?

The true story of how American banking giant JP Morgan came to Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: The site during construction in 1987

10:22am Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE inside story of how a last-minute deal was hammered out to bring an American banking giant to Bournemouth can be told for the first time.

Can you help with information about the Saugeen School in Bournemouth?

Bournemouth Echo: Can you help with information about the Saugeen School in Bournemouth?

12:06pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

John Stimson wondered if readers have any information on the Saugeen School in Bournemouth.

Facebook group revives memories of Bournemouth and Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Weston's Bakery shared by Liz Cutler_Calvert

10:23am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A FACEBOOK group has become a massively popular forum for people to enjoy old pictures of Bournemouth and Poole.

Do you recognise these ladies?

Bournemouth Echo: Do you recognise these ladies?

10:32am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Miss HK Bright-Chard, of Highgate, London, sent in this photograph of a NALGO social event she thinks was held at the East Anglia Hotel in Bournemouth in 1959.

Calling all photographers - your pictures needed for next Daily Echo Dorset book

Bournemouth Echo: Calling all photographers - your pictures needed for next Daily Echo Dorset book

11:33am Wednesday 26th March 2014

After the success of the Daily Echo’s Dorset books, this year we are producing a book picturing the changes to the Dorset landscape, featuring a selection of nostalgic Dorset landscape, town and village scenes over the years coupled with how the same image/ landscape looks today.

A forgotten tragedy: 70th anniversary of RAF Halifax bomber crash in Moordown

Bournemouth Echo: A forgotten tragedy: 70th anniversary of RAF Halifax bomber crash in Moordown

11:13am Wednesday 26th March 2014

LAST Friday marked the 70th anniversary of a horrific tragedy which shook wartime Bournemouth but was largely forgotten over the ensuing decades.

Do you recognise these young chefs?

Bournemouth Echo: Do you recognise these young chefs?

11:24am Wednesday 26th March 2014

These youngsters certainly look the part of professional chefs in their smart white uniforms and tall hats.

How the council’s dismissal of the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra resulted in birth of the BSO

Bournemouth Echo: Music librarian Barry Meehan with a bust of Sir Charles Groves and his baton

12:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

SIXTY years ago, it looked as though Bournemouth’s days as the home of a world-class orchestra might be over.

Former Bournemouth West MP Lord Eden's memories of 60 years in Parliament

Bournemouth Echo: Former Bournemouth West MP Lord Eden's memories of 60 years in Parliament

10:41am Wednesday 12th March 2014

“MR Eden’s nephew chosen for ‘West’,” ran the Echo’s front page headline on January 23 1954.

Do you know who these party-goers from Broadstone are?

Bournemouth Echo: Do you know who these party-goers from Broadstone are?

11:22am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Gordon Elsworth from Poole sent in this picture which has been a mystery to him for many years.

When the River Stour froze for three months - the Big Freeze of 1962-63 in pictures

Bournemouth Echo: n Geoffrey and Richard Adams walk on the frozen River Stour at Christchurch during the cold spell of 1963 – the river was frozen over from Boxing Day 1962 and didn’t thaw until early March 1963

12:30pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

THE winter of 1962-63 saw a big freeze that was not only colder than anything in modern memory but also went on longer.

Killer winds strike area - how Dorset suffered after gales and storms through the ages

Bournemouth Echo: Scaffolding beside Nelson Court in Poole collapsed during gales of 1987

11:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

HIGH winds spell severe danger in coastal and forest areas.

Looking back at Marion's links with Wimborne and Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Marion Ricketts (nee Game) pictured in 2012

5:33pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

One lady whose family has had links with Wimborne and Bournemouth for many years is Mrs Marion Ricketts (nee Game) of Pamphill, Wimborne.

Can you identify location of Weston's Ltd bakery in photograph?

Bournemouth Echo: Can you identify location of Weston's Ltd bakery in photograph?

2:14pm Friday 21st February 2014

Elizabeth Cutler-Calvert of Kinson, Bournemouth is appealing to readers to help solve the mystery of a photograph she has of Weston’s ( F.Wilkins ( 1930 ) Ltd ) bakery that belonged to her mother Mrs Linda Cutler (nee Seymour ) when she was manageress of the shop.

When the 'super cinema' came to Bournemouth: how the Westover Road cinemas have changed

Bournemouth Echo: The gala re-opening of Bournemouth's Gaumont Cinema. Picture from Guy Walker.

1:15pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

THERE have been state-of-the-art cinemas in Bournemouth’s Westover Road practically as long as there have been talking pictures.

Do you have any pictures of Christchurch Rugby Football Club from 1950s and 60s?

Bournemouth Echo: Do you have any pictures of Christchurch Rugby Football Club from 1950s and 60s?

5:00pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Tom O’Reilly is looking for information and photographs of Christchurch Rugby Football Club from the 1950s and 60s.

Bournemouth's hairdresser to the stars: life of George Fairweather remembered

Bournemouth Echo: Local historian John Walker with article about George Fairweather

8:22am Thursday 6th February 2014

THE showbiz pictures on these pages once adorned the walls of Bournemouth’s hairdresser to the stars.

Do you have any photos of the old Longfleet School in Poole?

Bournemouth Echo: Do you have any photos of the old Longfleet School in Poole?

8:32am Thursday 6th February 2014

Does anyone have photographs of the old Longfleet School on Longfleet Road in Poole?

Poole’s fabulous flying boats: author’s new book tells story of the Imperial Airways wartime service

Bournemouth Echo: magnificent: Leslie Dawson standing by the plaque at the Salterns Hotel which commemorates its links with the flying boats

12:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

AT the height of the Battle of Britain, there was only one way a civilian could fly in or out of Britain.

WWI and D-Day: can you help us commemorate military anniversaries?

Bournemouth Echo: ON THE MOVE: Commandos moving inland from the beaches to their first objective after landing in Normandy

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

THE Daily Echo is planning to commemorate two hugely significant military anniversaries – and we need to hear from you.

Poole Sea Cadets of the past urged to come forward to help celebrate 75th birthday

Bournemouth Echo: ON THE MARCH: Sea Cadets at Plymouth Hoe in 2010. Below, Poole unit inspection in 1940

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

AN APPEAL has gone out for former Poole Sea Cadets to help the unit celebrate its 75th birthday in February.

Happy birthday to you: grand art deco Daily Echo building celebrates 80th birthday

Bournemouth Echo: Lit up at night

10:42am Wednesday 15th January 2014

EIGHTY years ago today, a grand new building became the home of the Echo.

Do you remember the day AFC Bournemouth defeated the mighty Manchester United?

Bournemouth Echo: Do you remember the day AFC Bournemouth defeated the mighty Manchester United?

10:56am Wednesday 8th January 2014

“AFC Bournemouth manager Harry Redknapp and his players are today still basking in the glory of creating a soccer sensation which made them the most famed footballers in the land.”

When the Beatles came to town: why 1963 was a "lightning year" for Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: When the Beatles came to town: why 1963 was a "lightning year" for Bournemouth

3:37pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

IT was what Jon Kremer calls a “lightning year”.

Remembering Westover ice rink: fond memories to be shared at December reunion

Bournemouth Echo: Remembering Westover ice rink: fond memories to be shared at December reunion

12:24pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

FOR six decades, ice skating was one of the most popular hobbies in Bournemouth.

Can you help reunite families with photo albums found in Poole house?

Bournemouth Echo: Can you help reunite families with photo albums found in Poole house?

2:00pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

ARE you one of the children pictured or do you know who they might be?

Science enthusiasts remember 'Darwin's moon' Alfred Russel Wallace

Bournemouth Echo: Science enthusiasts remember 'Darwin's moon' Alfred Russel Wallace

11:50am Wednesday 27th November 2013

SCIENCE enthusiasts around the world have been remembering Alfred Russel Wallace, who died 100 years ago this month in Broadstone.

Where were you when JFK died? Remembering the historic day 50 years on

Bournemouth Echo: Where were you when JFK died? Remembering the historic day 50 years on

11:14am Wednesday 20th November 2013

...Mr Mears told an Echo reporter: “I share, and everybody in Bournemouth does, the sorrow that has fallen upon the Kennedy family in particular and America in general and it is to be hoped there will be no repercussions.”

Dorset’s Dr Who connections

Bournemouth Echo: The  Dalek belonging to Nick Wade  from Sandbanks attracts some attention down on the promenade

12:00pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

HE HAS been staying one step ahead of the Daleks’ extermination ray for half a century now.

Remembering Tyneham: the Dorset village sacrificed for Second World War effort

Bournemouth Echo: Remembering Tyneham: the Dorset village sacrificed for Second World War effort

11:23am Wednesday 6th November 2013

SEVENTY years ago, the Army arrived in a tiny Dorset community carrying orders for the villagers to move out.

Can you help trace descendants of Private Reginald De Lattre?

Bournemouth Echo: Can you help trace descendants of Private Reginald De Lattre?

10:30am Wednesday 30th October 2013

David John Eason GCM, researching Leamington Spa 1914-1918 Roll of Honour is trying to trace any descendants of Private Reginald De Lattre who might live in the area.

Remembering Sir Anthony Caro's gift to Poole - 35ft abstract sculpture Sea Music

Bournemouth Echo: STRIKING: Sir Anthony Caro

9:48am Wednesday 30th October 2013

IT is hard to put a monetary value on the gift the sculptor Sir Anthony Caro gave to Poole 22 years ago.

Can you name the chimney sweep or vicar?

Bournemouth Echo: Can you name the chimney sweep or vicar?

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

THEY say good luck rubs off from a chimney sweep – which is why one was lying in wait for this newlywed couple 38 years ago.

First ro-ro ferry at Poole hails new era

Bournemouth Echo: First ro-ro ferry at Poole hails new era

11:45am Wednesday 23rd October 2013

“JUGGERNAUT ship sails in,” ran the Daily Echo’s front page headline on Saturday June 30 1973.

Sembcorp Bournemouth Water marks 150th anniversary with new book

Bournemouth Echo: Sembcorp Bournemouth Water marks 150th anniversary with new book

1:14pm Wednesday 16th October 2013

TS job is to provide water to Bournemouth and the New Forest – but its contribution to the area is even bigger than that.

Can you name any of the ice-skating pupils from Westover Ice Rink?

Bournemouth Echo: Can you name any of the ice-skating pupils from Westover Ice Rink?

2:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

Mrs Pauline Giles (nee Rees) of Christchurch, an instructor at Westover Ice Rink in Bournemouth in the 1950s and 60s, sent in a photograph of herself with some of her pupils.

Courageous tales of 1976 Bournemouth bus station blaze

Bournemouth Echo: Retired police officer Peter Owen, who rescued a couple from the 1976 Bournemouth bus station fire. The couple later wrote him a letter of thanks

12:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013

AN HEROIC police constable who rescued a young couple from Bournemouth’s burning coach station has told his story – 37 years later.

Remembering how Richmond Hill underpass work sparked protests, marches and legal threats 40 years ago

Bournemouth Echo: WALK THIS WAY: The newly opened walkway at the Richmond Hill underpass as construction work continues on July 18, 1977

10:15am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

IT provoked protest marches, legal threats and complaints that large amounts of public cash were being wasted.

Charles Gallois looking for relatives of W.G. Daniels from Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: POW: This photo was taken in Stalag B Prisoner of War camp in Poland and submitted by Charles Gallois whose uncle, Sgt Francis Grey of Warwickshire Regt, wounded in France, is in the middle of front row

9:55am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Charles Gallois wonders if readers have any information on this old photograph he found in his late uncle’s possessions. The picture, taken in the Stalag B Prisoner of War camp in Poland during the Second World War, shows a group of prisoners, including his uncle Sgt Francis Grey of the Warwickshire Regiment, who is in the middle of the front row.

A look back at some of the most memorable party conferences to visit Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: A look back at some of the most memorable party conferences to visit Bournemouth

12:57pm Wednesday 25th September 2013

IT was once a seaside tradition as dependable as the summer variety show or the end-of-the-pier farce.

'£1m inferno' - remembering the day Bournemouth's bus station was wrecked by fire

Bournemouth Echo: The bus sation in its heyday.

2:00pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

IT is almost four decades since Bournemouth’s bus station was wrecked by fire.

Richard Litson seeking members of The Original Artists

Bournemouth Echo: The Original Artists

12:52pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

Richard Litson is looking for members of Bournemouth band The Original Artists and anyone who has seen them playing locally.

Meet the first queen of Poole Hospital: my happy memories of popular fete, 60 years on

Bournemouth Echo: GALA: Comedy actor Eric Sykes crowns Christine pritchard Poole Hospital Gala Queen

11:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013

NEARLY 60 years ago teenager Helen Slater was crowned Poole Hospital fete’s first queen in 1955. This year she turned 75 and still has happy memories of that special event.

Fond memories of Christchurch Regent Centre remembered

Bournemouth Echo: TEA BREAK: Bingo at the Regent

11:15am Wednesday 4th September 2013

MEMORIES of bygone days are being collected to celebrate the Regent Centre’s 30th anniversary as a theatre, arts centre and cinema right in the heart of historic Christchurch.

Bachelors Group at St Paul’s Church, Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Bachelors Group at St Paul’s Church, Bournemouth

11:00am Wednesday 4th September 2013

Mrs Andrea Lees of Poole identified her father as one of the young men in the photograph of the Bachelors Group at St Paul’s Church in Bournemouth printed on July 10.

Forty-five years of Great Dorset Steam Fair

Bournemouth Echo: GETTING READY: The late Michael Oliver, right, and son Martin preparing for a fair

4:00pm Wednesday 28th August 2013

WIDELY recognised as the biggest heritage and cultural show in the world, the Great Dorset Steam Fair will be celebrating its 45th anniversary this year.

RAF press officer’s work life revealed

Bournemouth Echo: Daphne’s husband Reg, left, as he types his stories in 1945 on the bonnet of a car in Holland

10:20am Wednesday 28th August 2013

WITH Bournemouth Air Festival about to get under way tomorrow, a Dorset woman has unveiled a priceless historic archive of her husband’s work.

Red Arrows thrilled at Bournemouth Airport in 1987 - but can you name team members?

Bournemouth Echo: Red Arrows thrilled at Bournemouth Airport circa 1987 - but can you name team members?

11:22am Friday 23rd August 2013

Peter Cox of New Milton wonders if readers can identify anyone in this photograph of the Red Arrows Display team who had taken part in the Air Show at Bournemouth Airport, Hurn circa 1987.






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