Town”Carnival” Poole Park 1937

Poole “Carnival” Poole Park 1937 The film opens with the Barnardo’s Home Navy Band marching from the Jellico House in Constitution Hill Road To Poole Park .The parade is moving east to west.Floats ,Beauty Queen,and civic dignitaries abound. This film was taken by the pre-war local amateur film photographer Lee Hartnell


100 Years of Dorset Scouting

Mike Greenham of the Weymouth Scouts and John Gage of the Dorchester Scouts are also preparing to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the movement in Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester. Troops were formed in 1909 just two years after the first Scouting movement began at Brownsea island near Poole.

Read the full story in the Dorset Echo.

The home of George Loveless, Tolpuddle Martyr

For decades it has been assumed that the home of George Loveless, the leader of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, had been demolished. But Poole author Dr Andrew Norman is convinced that his former house in Tolpuddle still stands today.

Read the ful story in the Daily Echo

Poole and Art Deco

Ian Andrews examines the evidence and influence of the between-wars artistic movement in Poole.

Read the article in DorsetLife

The Clay Boats of Poole

Over the centuries, Poole Harbour has witnessed numerous commercial activities, of which the shipping of clay was at one time the most significant. Jan Seymour reveals the origins of this natural resource.

Read the full article in Dorset Life

Band of brothers

In the peaceful Poole church of All Saints, Branksome Park a wall plaque dedicated to those who died in WWI lists the names of three brothers who paid the highest price.

Read their story in the Daily Echo

Upton House, Dorset

Located on the edge of the village of Upton is one of the most interesting houses in Dorset. Upton House is set on a knoll, 45ft above sea level overlooking Poole Harbour, and a corridor of lawns free of trees gives a clear view of the harbour and Pergins Island from Upton’s terraces.

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Sir John Trenchard, Statesman (1640—1695)

This brief biography is taken from ‘A Catalogue of Notable Middle Templars: With Brief Biographical Notices’ by John Hutchinson and Published by Printed by Butterworth and Co. for the Honourable society of the Middle Temple in 1902

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The Hawkhurst Gang

In his book ‘King’s Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855’ published in 1912, E. Keble Chatterton devotes a chapter to the notorious Hawkhurst gang who were involved in the famous attack on the Poole Custom House in October 1747. What follows is extracted from that book.

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Poole, Dorset (1816)

This description of Poole, Dorset, England is taken from The representative history of Great Britain and Ireland by Thomas Hinton Burley Oldfield published in 1816

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