The births, marriages and lives of our families, friends and loved ones

Cheers! Peggy celebrates her 100th birthday

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

BEAMINSTER woman and Broadwindsor House resident Peggy Ward celebrated her 100th birthday with a surprise party.

Stud farm is riding high

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Dorset stud farm Yeguada Lago celebrated its recent success at the British Association for the Purebred Spanish Horse Show at Harpbury College.

Our Italian wedding

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Sutton Poyntz family are celebrating after their son Paul Edge’s marriage to Federica Sporeni in Italy.

Traditional Philippine ceremony for baptism

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Friends and family are celebrating after the baptism of Francisco Windsor at the Parish Church of Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Weymouth.

New Inner Wheel Club president

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Dorchester’s Inner Wheel club welcomed new president Jackie Greet in a handover ceremony.

Salvation Army couple are wed

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Weymouth couple who are both in the Salvation Army met recently got married at the organisation's Weymouth branch, surrounded by over 120 family and friends.

Class act for school of drama

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE DORSET School of Acting is celebrating after achieving a 100 per cent success rate placing its 2014 students.

Couple tie the knot on island

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A WEYMOUTH couple spent their big day on Portland looking over the Jurassic Coast.

Honour for member of Weymouth's volunteer lifeboat crew

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A MEMBER of Weymouth’s volunteer lifeboat crew was presented with a medal for his 30 years of service.

Charity couple’s 61st anniversary

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A LYME Regis couple celebrated their wedding anniversary by helping a charity they love.

Birthday sing-song for Quangle Wangle Choir

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A WEYMOUTH choir celebrated their 20th birthday by doing what they love best – singing.

It’s 100-up for island girl ‘Rose'

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A PORTLAND woman celebrated her 100th birthday with flowers, cards and happy memories.

Anniversary party

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ONE DORSET couple have celebrated 28 happy years together.

Jumping for joy

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS from June Hornby’s Dance Studio in Weymouth are jumping for joy after securing places at some of the country’s top dance schools in London.

Agricultural students praised

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

DORSET students were praised in the fourth National Farmers' Union student of the year awards.

Governor's role for Judy Barnard-Jones

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PORTLAND woman has become the first female district governor of Rotary.

Doris Keating celebrates turning 100

Dorset Echo:

4:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THE secret to a happy life is remembering to have fun and make people laugh, according to Doris Keating who recently celebrated her 100th birthday.

Lifetime achievement award for Mike Boyce

Dorset Echo:

3:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A PORTLAND man has been given a lifetime achievement award honouring his 45 years as skipper.

Fire crew honours newlywed pair

Dorset Echo: HONOUR: The crew lines up for the newlyweds

3:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A NEWLYWED couple walked through a firefighters’ guard of honour.

Royal awards for community stalwarts

Dorset Echo: GONG: Dr Holly Phillips

3:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

DORSET’S community heroes have been lauded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Jason's now half the man he used to be

Dorset Echo: WELL DONE: Jason Peters, left, getting his award from Mick Adams

3:00pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A WEYMOUTH man has been voted Man of the Year after losing seven stone.

The wedding of Kelly Stone and Mark Heath

Dorset Echo: OUR BIG DAY: Kelly Stone weds Mark Heath with son Rafferty, daughter Xanthe, back to camera, sister Dionne and niece Lacey

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

FORMER Bridport News editorial assistant Kelly Stone got the wedding of her dreams when she married groom Mark Heath with their son Rafferty as best man.

The 100th birthdays of Evelyn Booker and Doris Chainey

Dorset Echo: TON-UP: Evelyn Booker turns 100 at Whitway House nursing home, Winterbourne Abbas

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

CHAMPAGNE, tea and cake were the order of the day when Evelyn Booker celebrated her 100th birthday.

A flying visit for Lily's 100th birthday

Dorset Echo: HAVING A HOOT: Barney the owl helps celebrate Lily Smith’s 100th birthday

4:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

PROUD Essex girl Lilian Smith enjoyed a visit from some feathered friends as she celebrated her 100th birthday.

Chickerell lady marks 101st birthday

Dorset Echo: Winnie Woodsford

4:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

FAMILY and staff gathered to celebrate the 101st birthday of Winnie Woodsford.

Affpuddle couple's 50 years of wedded bliss

Dorset Echo: TRUE LOVE: Bob and Diana Holman on their wedding day

4:00pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

LAUGHTER, love and understanding are the key ingredients to one couple’s 50 years together.

Baby joy for Gregory and Cassandra

Dorset Echo: DOING WELL: Baby Genevieve

12:00pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A WEYMOUTH couple have become parents for the first time with the birth of their daughter Genevieve Imogen Allen.

Sounds like good news for Odyssey

Dorset Echo: MUSIC TO THEIR EARS: The majorettes have got a new sound system

11:35am Thursday 15th May 2014

THE ODYSSEY Majorettes have an extra spring in their step thanks to a donation from the Weymouth and Portland Lions Club.

Baby Eva Mai is welcomed into world by sister Scarlett

Dorset Echo: BABY LOVE: Scarlett Russ with new sister Eva Mai and, insey below, with parents Colin and Lisa

3:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A WEYMOUTH family have welcomed a new daughter.

Classical club has a 70th birthday bash

Dorset Echo: MUSIC TO  OUR EARS: Weymouth Classical Recorded Music Society members with chairman Basil Devenish-Meares

3:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

WEYMOUTH'S Classical Recorded Music Society is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

Clean sheet as Ellis passes his test

Dorset Echo: GOOD NEWS: Young driver Ellis Alexander

3:00pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

A BROADMAYNE teenager is celebrating after passing his driving test without a single mistake.

Chance American meeting leads to Dorset wedding

Dorset Echo: Chance American meeting leads to Dorset wedding

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A CHANCE meeting in America led to a Dorset naval officer and a Boston belle tying the knot.

A fond farewell for beloved Mrs Earley after 28 years faithful service

Dorset Echo: PRESENTATION: From left, Helen Williams, Maureen Jacques, Shirley Earley and Bill White

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

STAFF and students at a Weymouth school bid a fond farewell to a beloved member of staff.

Pupils, staff and friends surprise retiring headteacher with big send-off

Dorset Echo: HONOUR: Jane Hurdiss retires

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

STUDENTS, colleagues and friends threw a huge party for a retiring Portland headteacher.

Ambulance man Peter Duffin retires after career spanning 40 years

Dorset Echo: STALWART: Peter Duffin

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A DORSET life-saver has retired after 40 years in the ambulance service.

Relate Dorset trustee Georgie Harries has a party to celebrate 90th birthday

Dorset Echo: GIFTS: Georgie Harries on her 90th birthday

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A CHARITY trustee from Dorset was showered with cards, flowers and gifts on her 90th birthday.

Liz Daniels takes tea to celebrate 25 years of care at residential home

Dorset Echo: SPECIAL DAY: Liz Daniels, second from left, with owners and staff

4:00pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A TEA party was held for Liz Daniels to celebrate 25 years of working at Sunnybank Residential Home.

Wedding day walk along the beach

Dorset Echo: BIG DAY: Lucy and Tom Symes

11:07am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A COUPLE who first met at a Dorchester pub chose a venue with traditional sweeping sea views for their wedding.

'Love at first sight' couple mark 49th wedding anniversary

Dorset Echo: HAPPY TOGETHER: Mike and Mary Hayes

11:04am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A DORSET couple celebrated 49 years together.

A decade in the net for Bay team

Dorset Echo: Bay Publishing ready for action

11:01am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A GROUP of Weymouth netballers united to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of their team awards.

Around-the-world trip follows wedding

Dorset Echo: GLOBETROTTERS: Newly-weds Jack and Katie Little (nee Rod)

1:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

A COUPLE who met at university chose Corfe Castle as the perfect venue for their wedding.

Tesco Dorchester bids fond farewell to stalwart employee

Dorset Echo: RETIREMENT: Ann Greenslade has checked out of work at Tesco after more than two decades at the supermarket chain's Dorchester store

1:00pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

FLOWERS, presents and a party marked the retirement of one Tesco worker from Dorchester.

Royal invitation for 'tireless' Duke of Edinburgh student

Dorset Echo: Georgie Townsend at St James's Palace

1:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

A YOUNG Weymouth woman came face to face with royalty to mark months of hard work.

Couple's big day at Pennsylvania Castle on Portland

Dorset Echo: special: Sarah and Gary Watton on their wedding day at Pennsylvania Castle

1:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

A COUPLE who met on Portland tied the knot at the castle on the Isle.

Pair to tie the knot after 'emotional' year

Dorset Echo: Tim Elliott and Michelle O’Neil with baby Blossom

1:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

A COUPLE who have battled through an ‘emotional rollercoaster’ of a year after losing one of their premature twins are celebrating some welcome good news.

Wedding coordinator nets award

Dorset Echo: SUCCESS:  Danielle Moors, middle, wins Pro Education Apprentice of the Year award

4:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

A YOUNG Dorset wedding and events coordinator has been given an award.

Childhood sweethearts marry - six decades after meeting

Dorset Echo: TRUE LOVE: Bill and Beryl Haigh

4:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

Six decades after first meeting during a chance encounter at a party, childhood sweethearts Bill and Beryl Haigh, have finally made their partnership official, tying the knot in an intimate ceremony after their love began to blossom once again in their later years. Although their lives had taken them in very different directions following their first courtship, the close bond of friendship always remained strong between Bill and Beryl, and the relationship was eventually cemented when they decided to move in together at McCarthy & Stone’s Wingfield Court in Sherborne.

Vintage theme to Portland castle wedding

Dorset Echo: SEALED WITH A KISS: Katherine and Paul Clifford

4:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

ONE couple had a vintage and travel theme for their big day overlooking the Jurassic Coast.

THE BIRTH OF: OWEN DAVID CHRISTOPHERS

Dorset Echo: BUNDLE OF JOY: Rosie and Simon Christophers with baby Owen and sister Holly

1:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

A DORCHESTER midwife has welcomed a second bundle of joy into the family Rosie and Simon Christophers live in Dorchester.

THE 80th BIRTHDAY OF: BILL MARSHALLSAY

Dorset Echo: CHALLENGE: Margaretta and Bill Marshallsay, Mark Howlett

1:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

ONE Dorset man decided to set himself a challenge for his 80th birthday.



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