Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Really Useful Will of Thomas Byngley

 “Chunk 10” of the High Street Project includes numbers 12 and 14 in the lower High Street.                                                         Number 12 is occupied at the street level by The Amazing Trick Box.  Number 14 is currently empty but was Hardy’s restaurant. The … Continue reading

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High Street Guided Walk

As part of the Oxfam Bookfest, Katie and I are going to do a couple of guided walks down the High Street from the Oxfam shop (No. 136) to the museum. They are on Monday 4th and Monday 11th July … Continue reading

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Poole’s First Bombing Raid

On Wednesday 21st August 1940, Poole had its first experience of bombing when a solitary Junkers 88 appeared over the town and dropped a stick of seven bombs on the old town before making its escape. The first bomb hit … Continue reading

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A Lost Poole Mansion?

If you happen to go into Monicafé (formerly Nathan’s) for a coffee, you get a good view of the building across the street, now occupied by Volcano, Thomson Travel and Quicksilver. In spite of many alterations, it’s possible to see … Continue reading

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Banker, Baker, Cabinet Maker

Recently I’ve been looking through the 19th century census records of the High Street to try and match up the properties and I wondered if I could make out any patterns or trends in the occupations listed for the heads … Continue reading

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History in Chunks

Hello! I’m Jenny and this is my first attempt at blogging so I hope you will bear with me. As current High Street volunteers will know, when we started the High Street Project we divided the street into ‘chunks’ (for … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Poole High Street Project. Find out more about how the High Street has developed and celebrate its unique history. Over the centuries, people have lived and died, worked and traded in the street. visitors have come to … Continue reading

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