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

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.

THE ENGAGEMENT OF: CHANTELLE OSWIN AND CLIVE MERRITT

Dorset Echo: MARRY ME: 	 Clive Merritt proposes to Chantelle Oswin

1:00pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

WEYMOUTH is the key to one couple celebrating ten happy years together.

The 103rd birthday of: Joyce Kemp

Dorset Echo: MAKE A WISH: Joyce Kemp on her 103rd birthday

2:00pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

A WEYMOUTH woman celebrated her 103rd birthday surrounded by friends and family.

The 100th birthday of: Thora Worters

Dorset Echo: QUEEN: Thora Worters

2:00pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

BELLY dancers were the celebration of choice for a centenarian surprised with a birthday party.

Photographer of the Year 2013 Award: Karen Wiltshire

Dorset Echo: SNAPPY: Karen Wiltshire of KW Photography receiving her Photographer of the Year 2013 award from the judges

11:12am Tuesday 18th February 2014

A ‘PICTURE-PERFECT’ Dorset photographer has scooped a prestigious award.

Community hero award for Owen Newton

Dorset Echo: GOOD EFFORT: Liz Baker, and Robin Walker with award winner Owen Newton

2:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A FUNDRAISING father has been lauded for his charity efforts.

End of tenure for ‘fantastic’ chairman Jenny Maylon

Dorset Echo: Jenny Maylon

2:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A WOMAN is stepping down after three years as the chairman of a West Dorset group.

Imperial Service medal for Mike Horton

Dorset Echo: DEDICATED: Mike Horton is presented the Imperial Service Medal by Col John Ogden at Bovington Camp

2:00pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A DEDICATED civil servant was recognised for 37 years of loyal service at a ceremony at Bovington Army Camp.

The birth of Amelia Marie Judge

Dorset Echo: The birth of Amelia Marie Judge

2:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

A BROADWEY couple have described the amazing moment they met their first daughter.

'Marvellous' Weymouth woman celebrates a century

Dorset Echo: 'Marvellous' Weymouth woman celebrates a century

2:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

A ‘MARVELLOUS’ lady celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family. Eileen Exon Hoodless, from Weymouth, was joined by her family for her centenary birthday on January 28. Born in Bristol, she went to live with her aunt in Weymouth when she was four, following the death of her mother. She helped to bring up her cousins. She worked for a time as a barmaid at the Sailors Return pub on Portland and lived above the establishment. That was where she met her husband, Robert Hoodless. He was in the Navy with the HMS Maidstone, which was anchored at Portland. The couple married on April 4, 1936. Mrs Hoodless had a number of different careers.  In the Second World War she worked as a ladies’ companion for a gentrified family in London. The couple moved around as Mr Hoodless was in the Navy, and then came back to Weymouth. They had four children: Robert, Patrick, Penelope and John, who sadly passed away last year. Mrs Hoodless enjoyed gardening and now lives with her two sons, Robert and Patrick. Robert said: “She is marvellous.”

The birth of Isla Marie Golsby

Dorset Echo: The birth of Isla Marie Golsby

2:00pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

IT’S a brother and sister double act after the birth of Isla Marie.

Dorchester college student Danielle Moors wins hospitality award

Dorset Echo: FINALIST: From left, Alfredo Abad, Danielle Moors  and Peter Ducker, at the Hospitality Student of the Year Awards Ceremony

2:00pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

A STUDENT from a Dorchester college has been recognised at a celebration of the hospitality industry’s best students.

surprise party marks big 103

Dorset Echo: GOOD FRIENDS: Maggie Legg centre, celebrates her 103rd birthday surrounded by her family, the Mayoress of Chickerell Gill Dean, Mayor of Chickerell John Dean and Mayoress of Weymouth Pamela Nixon

2:00pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

A ‘MARVELLOUS’ mum was given a party to celebrate her 103rd birthday.

Dorchester clubs celebrate multiple anniversaries

Dorset Echo: LANDMARK: From left, Ian Dominy, Denise Addison and Kenneth Addison

12:08pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

A DORCHESTER club hosted a dinner to celebrate some very special anniversaries.

Campaigning in the community

Dorset Echo: From left to right Ed Miliband, Richard Baker, Dan Brember, Rachel Rogers and Dawn Primarolo

12:00pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

SOUTH Dorset’s Labour Party is celebrating after being given an award for its election campaign.

Mamma Mia: Beautiful baby welcomed to happy family

Dorset Echo: BUNDLE OF JOY: Laura and Arron Giffen with their new baby Mia

12:00pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

A WEYMOUTH couple welcomed their beautiful first daughter into the world.

Double delight

Dorset Echo: TWIN TROUBLE: Twins Rosie Olivia (left) and Isla Grace with brother William and parents  Ellie and Martin Venton

12:00pm Tuesday 21st January 2014

IT WAS double the joy for one Weymouth couple when they welcomed twin girls into their family.

We’ve plenty to talk about

Dorset Echo: 70 YEARS: The Chideock Discussion Club

12:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

A WEST Dorset group celebrated their 70th anniversary.

All aboard for a wedding on the high seas

Dorset Echo: CONGRATULATIONS: Duane and Tara Barber were married on the P&O Oceana cruise ship

12:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

A WEYMOUTH couple were married on a cruise.

Sand, sea and a sunny ceremony

Dorset Echo: BIG DAY: Lee Hawkes and Ellie Hogger tied the knot in St Lucia

12:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

DORSET girl Ellie Hogger headed to the sands of the Caribbean to tie the knot with fiancé Lee Hawkes.

Celebrating: British Empire Medal for David Glossop

Dorset Echo: HONOUR: David Glossop who was awarded the British Empire Medal

1:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

A DORSET resident has been awarded the British Empire Medal for his charitable work.

Celebrating: Wedding of Petr Kosnar and Georgina Rice

Dorset Echo: BIG DAY: Petr Kosnar and Georgina Rice

1:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

A POUNDBURY couple who met at the gym celebrated their big day surrounded by family and friends.

Celebrating: 90th birthday of bellringer Basil Dent

Dorset Echo: GOOD PALS: Basil Dent, centre, back, celebrates his 90th birthday

1:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

A BELLRINGER rang in the changes on his 90th birthday.

Onesie surprise for Weymouth vicar on his 60th birthday

Dorset Echo: COSY: Father Richard Harper in his special onesie

12:00pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

A VICAR had a 60th birthday surprise – a very special onesie.

Family party to celebrate John and Betty Wilson's diamond wedding anniversary

Dorset Echo: DIAMOND COUPLE: John and Betty Wilson

12:00pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

A WEYMOUTH couple celebrated their diamond wedding with a family party.

Congratulations! Couple celebrate their golden wedding anniversary

Dorset Echo: WEDDED BLISS:  Mike and Marilyn Tuck

12:00pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

A COUPLE who married in Weymouth have just celebrated their golden wedding – despite the big day being filled with drama.

Special birthday spent with family

Dorset Echo: BIRTHDAY GIRL: Lillian Thorne celebrates her 100th birthday with her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren

3:00pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

WEYMOUTH resident Lillian Thorne celebrated her 100th birthday with her daughter, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Tropical theme for silver anniversary

Dorset Echo: PARTY TIME: Staff at Weymouth Specsavers hold a Hawaiian themed 25th birthday bash

3:00pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

STAFF at a Weymouth opticians celebrated their 25th birthday with a Hawaiian themed bash.

Big party for newlyweds

Dorset Echo: OUR BIG DAY: Sarah Downing and Ashley Warr

11:01am Tuesday 10th December 2013

A POUNDBURY couple threw a big party to celebrate their big day.

Graduate engineer celebrates his success

Dorset Echo: Graduate engineer celebrates his success

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

A BRIDPORT student is celebrating after graduating from university.

Beach theme for that special day

Dorset Echo: HAPPY PAIR:  Dawn Alvey and Adam Ames

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

A COUPLE had a perfect beach themed day looking across Portland Harbour.

Retiring head of Ancient Order of Foresters makes £800 donation

Dorset Echo: Past Chief Ranger Hugh Chalker presents the cheque to Julie Dean and Pat Graham of St John Ambulance

2:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

THE retiring head of an Ancient Order of Foresters marked leaving office with a charitable donation.



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