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Saturday, 28 October 2006

The phantoms of the Opera House

It's phantoms of the Opera House!

A revamp at the former night club in Boscombe is stirring up some spooks, say staff.

The £1.2 million project to transform the English Heritage-listed building has now begun but it has led to some strange sightings and eerie noises.

Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Saturday 28th Oct 2006

Thursday, 26 October 2006

Fitting tribute to town's Crimea hero

Old soldier Thomas Warr was finally commemorated more than 150 years after he rode in the Charge Of The Light Brigade.

People lined the streets of his home town, Dorchester, when his coffin was laid to rest in a pauper's grave in Fordington early last century.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Thursday 26th Oct 2006

Wednesday, 25 October 2006

Ghostly presence is signalled at museum

Strange goings-on at a Blandford museum have left staff absolutely convinced that the building is haunted by a friendly ghost.

Source: Bridport and Lyme Regis News Wednesday 25th October 2006

Friday, 6 October 2006

Is this mystery mural linked to hauntings?

Builders renovating a Weymouth home have discovered a large painting believed to date back to the 19th century.

And home owner Lorraine Filmer, 42, reckons the mysterious mural could be linked to a haunting' at her Abbotsbury Road home.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Friday 6th October 2006

Monday, 2 October 2006

Witches concoct a gentle brew at first market

Belly dancing and a talk on the real' Robin Hood livened up a witches market in Dorchester.

Stalls selling ceremonial gowns, tarot cards and crystals were set up at the Corn Exchange.

Part of the day's events included a talk from Professor Ronald Hutton of Bristol University about an outlaw who lived in Yorkshire in 1220 and made his name by helping a knight who was being taken advantage of by local clergymen.

Source: Dorset Echo 2nd Oct 2006
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