Monthly Archives: April 2012

Eating Out with a Spot of History

Eating out in Poole High Street gives you the chance to visit properties with histories which span at least 500 years. Sadly, few period interiors survive, but you still have the choice of Tudor or Edwardian, Georgian elegance or Art … Continue reading

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A High Street Fish Salesman

Henry James Walter Rogers married Nellie Lawrence in Poole in 1896, he was born in Southampton and Nellie came from Somerset. The 1901 census shows the family living on Poole High Street, Henry is a fish salesman; Alfred, their son, … Continue reading

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Shopping in the Town of Poole

The advent of the Arndale Centre, now the Dolphin Centre, in Poole was regarded by many as a threat to small traders and the High Street. The coming of supermarkets and national chain-stores could indeed be regarded as a mixed … Continue reading

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Monks, merchants, kings and gas fitters

On the north east of the corn market, at no 44 High Street, the site later occupied by the ironmonger Bacon and Curtis, was once an old house with stone mullion windows. This building was known as the Priory and in his history of Poole, H.P. … Continue reading

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