Many residents will recall that wonderful Weymouth emporium Moto Sails, which operated initially in Lower St. Edmund Street from about 1960, and later in much larger premises in St. Mary Street and, later, St Edmund Street.

The shop sold binoculars, socket sets and all other types of tools, rope, dinghies and much, much more, friend of Looking Back Geoff Pritchard tells us.

He recalls: "My brother-in-law first visited it on a Royal Naval posting to Portland and thereafter it was an essential port of call for him. I remember being fascinated by German U boat periscope on display.

"This photo dates from about 1964 when Robb Jauncey, the enterprising proprietor acquired a large number of ex service pith helmets and he is seen with some of his stock.

"I was in school at the time and my mother, returning from shopping on a hot summer day expressed her amazement at the large number of people wearing pith helmets in St Mary Street. She thought she had inadvertently strayed on to the set of Zulu or another epic. The Echo soon revealed all!"