10 Fascinating old postcards of Poole High Street

A selection of old postcards sent in from the Alan Cook Collection showing the changing face of Poole High Street through the years

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Picture of the Day: When Concorde came to town

History was made on April 21st 1996 as Concorde touched down at Bournemouth International Airport for the first time. Thousands looked to the sky as the world famous aircraft made her descent and traffic was bought to a standstill for several hours. The supersonic aircraft was chartered by Bath Travel to celebrate the opening of the new runway extension.

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Picture of the Day: How Poole Lane looked like in 1954

Pictured here back in March 1954 construction under way on the improvements to Poole Lane, Kinson, to offer better access to the planned council housing estate.

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PICTURES: Do you remember Hunger Hill when it looked like this?

LIKE much of Poole, the area around Hunger Hill would be almost unrecognisable to someone who had last seen it at the start of the 1960s.

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Picture of the Day: How Poole Lane looked like in 1954

Pictured here back in March 1954 construction under way on the improvements to Poole Lane, Kinson, to offer better access to the planned council housing estate.

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PICTURES: How the Great Storm of 1987 devastated Dorset

IT was a devastating weather event that came without warning, costing 18 lives in the UK and felling 15million trees.

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PICTURES: The Priory School, Christchurch, through the years

We are taking a nostalgic look in photos at The Priory School in Christchurch which was founded in 1867.

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Picture of the Day: Bournemouth’s Municipal College

Pictured here is a postcard of the Municipal College and Town Hall at the Lansdowne, Bournemouth, circa 1910. The building is now the home to Bournemouth and Poole College and the Town Hall is now situated on Bourne Ave.

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PICTURES: 20 years on: Imax – from high hopes to demolition

TWENTY years ago, Bournemouth was preparing to get the all-weather attraction that many in its tourism industry had been calling for.

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Picture of the Day: Bournemouth’s Municipal College

Pictured here is a postcard of the Municipal College and Town Hall at the Lansdowne, Bournemouth, circa 1910. The building is now the home to Bournemouth and Poole College and the Town Hall is now situated on Bourne Ave.

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