JOIN the Daily Echo on a trip back to 1987 with the help of these pictures.

Although much has changed in the 34 years since the photographs were taken, many of the locations are instantly recognisable.


Regent Centre, Christchurch

Bournemouth Echo:

The cinema first opened in 1931 and is renowned as one of the finest examples of an early 1930s picture house.

The Regent opened on Boxing Day with a showing of The Taming of the Shrew starring Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks.

The cinema served the community for more than forty years until July 1973, when it became the Mecca Social and Bingo Club.

This, in turn, shut down in February 1982 before being restored to its former art deco style.

The Regent opened as the arts centre we know today by actress Dora Bryan on June 11, 1983.


Falkland Square

Bournemouth Echo:

A large section of shops on Poole's High Street was demolished in the 1970s to make way for the second phase of the Arndale Shopping Centre and later Falkland Square.

When this picture was taken, in February 1980, shops included the Drug Store, Nurseryland, The Book Shop and The Jolly Miller Pub.

In years to come all these were demolished to make way for the Falkland Square retail development.


Cooper Dean Flyover

Bournemouth Echo:

A flyover was built in the 1980s and Castle Lane East was upgraded to a dual carriageway to help better deal with traffic for Bournemouth General Hospital.

Holdenhurst Road became a dual carriageway in the 1960s, and the junction with Castle Lane became the Cooper Dean roundabout.

A few years later, the dual carriageway was extended and became the A338 Bournemouth Spur Road.

Continue the tour in the picture gallery above.