Monthly Archives: August 2011

Travellers in the High Street – Part One

In 1774, a visitor to Poole, staying in ‘a queer old inn called the Antelope’  described ‘lots of stage coaches and chaises, great broad wheeled wagons, and strings of pack horses coming in and out. Horns blowing late into the … Continue reading

Posted in Buildings, Events, General, People | 6 Comments

The Ivy House

The Ivy House (151 High Street) was probably built around 1800-1817.  George and Sarah Penney married in 1817 and moved into Ivy House just before the birth of their first child, George Robert, in 1818. George Penney was a prominent Poole … Continue reading

Posted in Buildings, People | Leave a comment

A Painted Ceiling

A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to go with Sylvia to look at the former Hardy’s restaurant which is currently being refurbished, part of No.14 High Street, the building described in Sylvia’s post about Thomas Byngley. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Buildings | Leave a comment