Studland’s Battle of Britain secret

Taken by Aircraftsman Tom Williams, who was stationed at the RAF radio station on Studland Hill, shortly after midday on 25 September 1940, this picture is one of a sequence that chronicles a Heinkel He111 bomber crash-landing at Westland Farm on Ballard Down, near Studland. The photos – on one-inch by two-inch enprints – had Read More…

Bournemouth in the Stones Age

When William Wordsworth wrote: ‘Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven’ he could have been writing about the seismic cultural changes which occurred in post-war Britain. For many in the UK, the 1960s was ‘that dawn’ and to be young and in the right place at Read More…