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What are your memories of seeing the Rolling Stones at Bournemouth’s Winter Gardens?

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

AN AUTHOR is appealing for people’s memories of the Rolling Stones’ Bournemouth concerts half a century ago.

Names put to faces in Ferndown football squad photo from circa 1960

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GEORGE Granville Dance of Blandford contacted the Echo after seeing himself in the back row of the picture of the Ferndown British Legion football team printed in August and then on September 24. He was able to identify the two unknown players.

Photo of Boscombe Secondary School Band brings back happy memories

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE photograph of Boscombe Secondary School Band printed on May 28 and again on July 16 brought back many memories for Stephanie Vincent of Bournemouth.

Tucktonia, trolleybuses and the Shand Kydd factory: see pictures from Christchurch's past in a gallery

Bournemouth Echo:

12:57pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

TAKE a trip back in time with our special gallery featuring pictures of Christchurch past.

Hot air balloons and carrier pigeons: how a unique correspondence took place through siege of Paris 1870-71

Bournemouth Echo:

12:18pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A UNIQUE correspondence carried out with the aid of hot air balloons and carrier pigeons tells the story of an Englishman’s life in besieged Paris.

Former pupils of Mount Pleasant Preparatory School sought

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

Michael Chambers of Diss in Norfolk would love to hear from anyone who went to Mount Pleasant Preparatory School in Dalmeny Road, Southbourne.

Do you know who owned classic 1950s Metropolitan car?

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

A CAR club is appealing for information about a classic 1950s vehicle which may have been owned by someone high up at Poole Pottery.

Animal magic: the popular wooden sculptures that brought so much joy in Poole – and their big comeback

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

FOR generations of children, the highlight of any trip to Poole’s Arndale Centre – now the Dolphin Centre – was playing on its wooden animals.

Farewell to 60 years of musical history as Bournemouth’s Rock Cafe closes

Bournemouth Echo:

6:40am Friday 3rd October 2014

AN ICONIC live music venue and hotel has closed for the final time in Bournemouth.

Do you remember the twin chimneys of Poole’s power station?

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

FOR more than 40 years, the twin chimneys of Poole power station dominated the local skyline.

Stories from the “shirkers” who didn’t want to fight in the Great War

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

LORD Kitchener’s instruction that ‘Your country needs you’ was enough to compel thousands – even children – to join up to fight in the Great War.

Do you know names of unknown players in football club picture?

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

John Roberts’ picture of Ferndown British Legion Football Club taken circa 1960s printed on August 20 attracted a couple of responses.

Can you name remaining two players from AFC Bournemouth youth team in 1976?

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Mrs Margaret Nation of Bournemouth recognised Billy Foreman as one of the players not yet identified in the 1976 picture of the AFC Bournemouth youth team, above, which was printed on May 10 and again on July 2.

Magnificent machines: history of the paddle steamers that cut waves along the Dorset coastline

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

“THEY are big, brightly coloured and much more interesting to see than a Ford Mondeo on the motorway.”

My heroes: the grandfathers who survived the Great War and returned home to Poole

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

BOTH of Gordon Clapp’s grandfathers served in the Great War and survived. They also forged strong links with Gordon’s home town of Poole.

A bridge too far: the key role played by Dorset and Hampshire regiments in doomed Battle of Arnhem

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

MONTHS after the successes of D-Day, there came a devastating and unexpected defeat for Britain and a victory for Germany.

The Bournemouth gunner who lied about his age so he could got to war

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

After seeing their relatives, friends and neighbours join up to serve for their country during the Great War, some young men too young to enlist lied about their age so they could also take part. Leslie Leonard Heckford from Bournemouth was one such young man.

In pictures: the company behind some of Bournemouth’s most iconic buildings

Bournemouth Echo:

11:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FAMILY business behind some of the best-known buildings in the area has shared its fascinating collection of pictures.

Power of the U-Boats during the Great War

Bournemouth Echo:

11:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

From the start of the Great War German U-Boats caused a serious problem for the Allies, destroying about half of all the food and supplies transported by British ships.

Landscapes were the muse behind many of Enid Blyton’s books

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

The Isle of Purbeck marks the start of one of the true natural wonders of the world - the mighty Jurassic Coast.

The way we used to live: Charminster, the suburb with more than a century of commerce

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

CHARMINSTER lies within the BH8 catchment and is a growing suburb.

The way we used to live: Christchurch – town was once a haven for smugglers in the 18th and 19th centuries

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

NESTLING on the edge of the New Forest, Christchurch is an award-winning town steeped in history and wonderful architecture.

The way we used to live: Wimborne – historic town with nearly 1,300 years of pilgrimage, prayer and worship

Bournemouth Echo:

1:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BURSTING with charm and steeped in history, Wimborne Minster is known as one of Dorset's prettiest places, with a plethora of historic buildings, bridges and the magnificent Minster.

The way we used to live: Bournemouth – town founded by Tregonwell was once mostly deserted heath

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

BOURNEMOUTH was founded in 1810 by Captain Lewis Tregonwell.

The way we used to live: Sandbanks and Poole - millionaires’ playground once offered for sale for £200

Bournemouth Echo:

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

POOLE’S stunning natural harbour complete with eight unique islands and striking peninsula is the largest in Europe.

1st Dorsetshire Regiment: remembering the soldiers who never returned home

Bournemouth Echo:

12:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Soldiers from the Bournemouth area who joined the 1st Dorsetshire Regiment were some of the first to see action in France during the Great War.

Welcome to Happyland: how bathing station transformed Bournemouth seafront

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TRIP to the Bournemouth seaside became an altogether more modern and comfortable experience 75 years ago this summer.

That was never five years ago: £1.5m made in hospital parking charges and Katie Price late to book signing

Bournemouth Echo: SIGN HERE: Katie Price fans flocked to WH Smith at Castlepoint to see the star sign copies of her new book Sapphire

10:31am Wednesday 13th August 2014

How many of these events do you remember from 2009?

Celebrating Dora Bryan’s days in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo:

4:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

DORA Bryan was such a regular in Dorset that many might have imagined it was her home.

Communities torn apart as fathers and sons lost in the war

Bournemouth Echo:

3:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

About the time of the Great War Britain’s population was much smaller than it is now and communities tended to be linked to the local parish church, where births, marriages and deaths were recorded and many would also attend the nearby church school.

The Poole teenager who fought in two world wars but was sunk by the Luftwaffe

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

WILLIAM Wellman from Poole served his country with distinction in the First World War – and died early in the Second World War.

Do you recognise this D Day veteran?

Bournemouth Echo:

11:35am Thursday 31st July 2014

POOLE Mayor, Cllr Peter Adams is seeking help to track down the D Day veteran in this photo.

Hollywood star Ricky Gervais has links to Dorset. Fact.

Bournemouth Echo:

2:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A GENEALOGIST with a keen interest in celebrity family trees has traced the ancestors of one of the nation’s most famous comedy performers to an area of rural Dorset.

Singer Al Stewart remembers his teenage years in Wimborne and Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

HE has achieved huge success as a singer-songwriter and has – by his own reckoning – made and lost a million dollars three times.

It’s back after 100 years – why we love the Bournemouth Children’s Festival

Bournemouth Echo:

2:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

BOURNEMOUTH’S Children’s Festival is back this month – after a slight hiatus of 100 years.

Life on Cozins Farm: old photos to go on display at free exhibition

Bournemouth Echo:

2:12pm Friday 11th July 2014

ON Saturday Ray Cozins and Hazel Thorby will be exhibiting old photographs of Bournemouth at St Thomas Community Hall Strawberry Fair in Ensbury Park.

Ten years of Bourne Free: How celebration of diversity became one of Bournemouth’s biggest events

Bournemouth Echo:

12:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

IT started as a reaction to anti-gay sermons being preached in Bournemouth Square.

50 years since trains ran through Wimborne

Bournemouth Echo: EXHIBITION: Priest’s House Museum assistant curator James Webb in the museum’s ‘Railway Booking Office’

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

THE days when Wimborne had a busy railway station are fast receding into history.

Mr Selfridge’s life at Highcliffe Castle

Bournemouth Echo: TAKE A LOOK: Mr Selfridge, centre, pictured during a beauty competition held in the grounds of Highcliffe Castle

11:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

TWO series of the ITV1 drama Mr Selfridge have interested millions of people in one of the retail trade’s most colourful characters.

Dorset from above: four fascinating aerial pictures of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo: Picture: English Heritage www.britainfromabove.org.uk

11:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

FOR the first time we are able to share four stunning historic aerial shots from various locations across Dorset with you.

D-Day - coverage of the 70th anniversary commemorations in Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: THE LONGEST DAY: Were you or a member of your family involved in the D-Day invasions. If so the Guardian would like to here from you.

9:31am Friday 6th June 2014

Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Follow live coverage of commemorative events as well as stories from some of our local veterans.

VIDEO: D-Day veteran Eric Steele: 'I can still name all the friends I lost in the Normandy landings'

Bournemouth Echo: D-Day veteran Eric Steele: 'I can still name all the friends I lost in the Normandy landings'

6:00am Friday 6th June 2014

ERIC Steele can still list the names of the friends he lost in the Normandy landings 70 years ago.

VIDEO: "We were given French money and told to make wills" - Stanley Hartill's memories of D-Day

Bournemouth Echo: Stanley Hartill

5:00am Friday 6th June 2014

SHORTLY before D-Day, Stanley Hartill remembers his unit being issued with French money and encouraged to make wills.

D-Day: a timeline of how events unfolded 70 years ago

Bournemouth Echo: THE LONGEST DAY: Were you or a member of your family involved in the D-Day invasions. If so the Guardian would like to here from you.

12:00am Friday 6th June 2014

As we commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, here's a look back at how events unfolded.

VIDEO: We feared we wouldn't reach the beaches of Normandy - former councillor Phil Carey recalls D-Day

Bournemouth Echo: D-Day veteran Phil Carey

10:00am Thursday 5th June 2014

PHIL Carey recalls wondering whether he would even reach the beaches of Normandy.

VIDEO: Amazing exploits of D-Day veteran Bob Roberts, the second man to set foot on Juno beach

Bournemouth Echo: VIDEO: Amazing exploits of D-Day veteran Bob Roberts, the second man to set foot on Juno beach

10:02am Wednesday 4th June 2014

IF the war experiences of Bob Roberts were made into a film, critics would say the story was unbelievable.

Dorset's key role during D-Day: how the county was involved in the Longest Day

Bournemouth Echo: Typhoon fighter bombers at Holmsley

10:32am Wednesday 4th June 2014

IT was 1941. After the shock of the Blitzkreig, the retreat at Dunkirk and the triumph of the Battle of Britain, the Allies were now planning for the big offensive to strike back at Germany.

History from a Bournemouth clifftop: how Eisenhower and Montgomery observed D-Day preparations in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: General Dwight Eisenhower and Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery at Carlton Hotel

10:42am Wednesday 4th June 2014

THEY were two of the most important figures of World War Two.

Father's role as fireman in Poole in preparations for D-Day

Bournemouth Echo: Father's role as fireman in Poole in preparations for D-Day

10:52am Wednesday 4th June 2014

A POOLE man has told of the role his father played as a fireman in the town as D-Day arrived.

Guided walk to mark D-Day anniversary

Bournemouth Echo: Guided walk to mark D-Day anniversary

10:49am Wednesday 4th June 2014

RESPECTED local historian John Walker and former Daily Echo photographer Hattie Miles are hosting a guided walk to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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