JOIN the Daily Echo on a trip back to 1981 with these pictures.

From Pier Approach to Wimborne, the Arndale Centre to Woolworths - these pictures offer a trip down memory lane.

Much has changed in the years since.

Bournemouth Echo: Woolworths in Poole

Bournemouth’s original Woolworths was destroyed by the 1943 bombing that also claimed nearby Punshon Memorial Church and Central Hotel.

From the 1950s, Woolworths expanded and modernised. In 1955, the Echo reported on the opening of a “new self-service style” Woolworths at Westbourne – only the second of its kind in the country.

In the 1960s, Woolworths introduced huge out-of-town stores, called Woolco.

Bournemouth’s Woolworths, in the Square, was put up for sale in 1981 and was bought by Boots for £5million.

The company went into administration in November 2008 but the stores remained open for the Christmas period.

Bournemouth Echo: Maison Royale

The nightclub Le Cardinal was one the hottest nightspots in town and was the talk of the town for Bournemouth's trendsetters.

The Maison Royale complex consisted of the Maison Royale theatre restaurant that seated 700 people, Le Cardinal nightclub that could host 600 and originally had a U-shaped dance-floor

There was also the Roof Top Hotel with its 52 rooms and The Outlook, Bournemouth's first smart disco restaurant.

Bournemouth Echo: The Arndale Centre and the area just outside the shopping centre

The Dolphin Centre was actually known by a different name for its first two decades.

Work began on the Arndale Centre in September 1967 before it finally opened in July 1969, with key tenants including Beales, J Sainsbury and Boots.

The Arndale had six big stores, 93 shops, 30,000sqft of office space, a bus station, a sports centre, library, pub and car park.

Continue the tour in the picture gallery above.