Monthly Archives: January 2012

Poole Subscription Library

On 11th November 1830, the Dorset County Chronicle announced that preparations had begun on a building ‘which is to be appropriated to the use of a Public Library in this town. This structure when completed, will form one of the … Continue reading

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News on the street

Just a couple of news items: The winner of the Christmas Quiz was Andrew Hawkes with 100% score on the first part of the quiz (although we managed to slip some names past him in the story)! Congratulations to him … Continue reading

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No. 78 – Thatched Cottage to Pop-Up Shop

The thatched cottage around 1900 One of the landmarks of the High Street used to be the thatched cottage on the corner of Carter’s Lane, the subject of many photographs and sketches. Believed to date from the 16th century, the … Continue reading

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Prize Quiz Answers

Here are the answers for the Christmas and New Year Quiz. Samuel Rolles’ house was Beech Hurst (now Jacobs and Reeves). The ceiling painting can be seen in No. 14 (formerly Hardy’s restaurant). The ‘Callaghan Clamp’ was a 1965 government edict to restrict … Continue reading

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2011 in review

WordPress has kindly provided us with some interesting statistics about the blog for 2011. During the year we did 32 new posts containing 185 pictures and there were no fewer than 2,200 viewings of the blog. People visited the site … Continue reading

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