Monthly Archives: December 2011

Give us a clue

Over the past year and a bit we have been posting a weekly story on the blog about the High Street, its buildings, local characters, memories, events, weather, developments and more. So we have a rich treasure of stories to … Continue reading

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Christmas & New Year Prize Quiz

It’s here! The quiz that you can work away at over Christmas and New Year. We’ve got 30 questions, including picture questions and a seasonal story for you. Don’t worry if you can’t conjure up all the answers. Just send in what you’ve … Continue reading

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Look out for our Christmas Quiz

When you can’t face another mince pie this Christmas, why not get stuck into our Prize High Street Quiz? We’ll be making it a bit harder than the last one but don’t worry if you can’t find all the answers. … Continue reading

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Christmas 100 years ago

‘The Christmas tide of 1911 will probably be long associated with boisterous winds and driving sheets of rain’ reported the Poole and East Dorset Herald for 28th December. ‘Generally trade all round has been very quiet and many have not … Continue reading

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One of the Oldest Grocers in the Country: Herbert Hutchings and 130 High Street

This photograph was brought into the History Centre and the enquirer asked if it was a shop on Poole High Street.  We were quickly able to identify it as 130 Poole High Street using a street directory- it is now … Continue reading

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The Guilty Horse

Given the narrowness of the High Street and the unpredictability of horse-drawn traffic, there have been many road accidents over the years. Here is the account of one tragedy from the 17th century which sheds an interesting light on criminal … Continue reading

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