Monthly Archives: February 2012

A High Street Surgeon

In the mid 19th century, one well-known High street resident was Dr. Thomas Salter. He had married Eliza Bell in St. James Church on 21st January 1812 with the Rev Jolliffe officiating. In the 1841 census he was listed as … Continue reading

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Research into 181 High Street

Victorian – In 1870 the site of 181 appears to be an empty space, a gap between a raised three storey full height bay window house (no. 183), the front door approached up steps and a three storey building with … Continue reading

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Calling local and family history enthusiasts

Next week is Local and Family History Week at Poole Libraries and there are a choice selection of talks, workshops and advice on offer. The Dorset Family History Society will be running stalls at Poole Central Library from Monday 13th … Continue reading

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Moving with the Times

In the late nineteenth century the entertainment world changed forever with the emergence of the Cinematographe and Theatregraph. This new craze flooded the city of London during 1896 and the inhabitants of the capital rushed to see the new mysterious … Continue reading

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No. 29 High Street – the Bell & Crown / Lush

(The Bell and Crown was No 111 High Street before the numbering changed) The Bell and Crown public house was built of stone in the 17th century and some original walling survives at the rear. There is believed to have … Continue reading

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