Monthly Archives: March 2012

Life Before The Arndale

Being born and bred in the beautiful town of Poole, I am only too well aware of the sweeping changes that have occurred to the area during the post war years. Indeed, if anyone, having been absent since the 1960s, … Continue reading

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Cold Nights and Coffee bars

The swinging sixties remained a future phenomenon, the Arndale Centre was yet to invade the developer’s drawing board, and Poole High Street noisily bustled about its way as it had done for centuries. At the top of the town just … Continue reading

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The Albatross

I have just read an intriguing new book which is set partly in Poole and partly in Scotland (with a couple of voyages to Australia added in). The Albatross by Dorothy Field tells the story of several interrelated families in the late … Continue reading

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Death of a Surgeon

Now I have had a chance to do a little more investigation, I have a few more details to fill in about Mr. Thomas Salter, the subject of last week’s post. He started his medical career as a pupil to … Continue reading

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