In the days before SMS messages and declarations of love on social media, people used to leave a note to their beloved in the local paper.
We've dug through the archives to find some of these beautiful advertisements taken out by the love-struck people of Dubbo in the 1980s.
So if you're looking for inspiration or you just want a good Valentine's Day "lol", check out this gallery from and the words that have come straight from the heart to our pages.
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