Beatles’ Bournemouth

To mark the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first shows in Bournemouth, on 19 August 1963 when they opened a six-day residency at the Gaumont (now the Odeon) cinema on Westover Road, a new exhibition celebrating their many connections to the town is to open. The Beatles played more shows at the Gaumont than in…

Long service awards

A coffee morning was organised by West Moors Library to honour two of its Royal Voluntary Service volunteers who were presented with Long Service Awards on 27 June. Judith Sweet and Elizabeth Bowler are both Home Library Service volunteers, delivering books to people who cannot easily get to their local library. Presentations were made by…

Learning about history

The Year 3 and 4 pupils at Hillside Community First School in Verwood have been learning about their town, it’s surroundings and its history. Mrs Pam Reeks, of Verwood Historical Society and a previous teacher at the school, led groups of children around the town, pointing out buildings of interest and talking about their significance,…

Feeling overwhelmed by a stroke?

Annette Brooke, MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, joined forces with the Stroke Association and stroke survivors from around the country at a Parliamentary reception to help raise awareness of the emotional impact of stroke. The event was held to highlight the findings of the Stroke Association’s latest report ‘Feeling overwhelmed’ which reveals that…