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A life being lived for kicks

Although he’ll underplay his role at every opportunity, Brian McIntyre has helped many of Dorset’s semi-professional football clubs, but perhaps especially Wimborne Town where he’s held a few posts including General Manager and Director of Football. The only one he’ll comfortably accept though is Good Friend. For more than 20 years he has raised money Read More…

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Something’s brewing…

Having gone to school in a brewery town it’s the smell that got me – a lovely warm, nostalgic aroma, slightly nutty with hints of malt and yeast suggesting gentle hospitability. On a cold, wet Friday with the rain snaking down the windowpanes, there are few more pleasing olfactory sensations to be found than standing Read More…

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The Vinyl Say 006: Robert Lloyd & the New Four Seasons

In every collection there are records that get played all the time, many of them for years, decades even. Then there are those that, while no less treasured, somehow fall by the wayside to lie in wait, ripe for rediscovery. This occasional series chronicles some of those nuggets as they resurface from my own back pages. So, Read More…

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Animals magic and the hit that Arny ‘made’

OUR recent feature on the musical heritage of the Bure Club stirred up plenty of memories of the 1960s when legends such as John Lee Hooker and Jerry Lee Lewis played the Mudeford nightspot. But when the Christchurch Times reached former Bure Club regular Tony Arnold at home in France he got in touch to Read More…

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Fossils fuel the future

A monument to one man’s passion for the past and what it tells us about today, the Etches Collection at Kimmeridge stands only just below St Nicholas’s Church. Before it lies the village and beyond, the wave-washed ledges of the bay that has been home to the famous fossils for some 150 million years. Actually, Read More…

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Bournemouth’s poison professor is on the right side of the law

On 28 April 1882, Bournemouth GP Dr George Lamson went to the gallows for the murder of his teenage brother-in-law in an attempt to get his hands on a greater share of a family inheritance. The evidence that convicted Lamson hinged on a taste test performed on the victim’s bodily fluids by the country’s leading Read More…