Monthly Archives: August 2012

Mulberry continued

This picture gives an idea of the setting in which the mulberry tree originally grew (see Andrew Hawkes’ interesting comment on the last posting). It shows Weston’s House and the adjoining Hermitage (to the right) which stood behind the High Street … Continue reading

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Here we go round . . .

Behind Boones’ Ironmongers on Poole High Street is a rare mulberry tree, now sitting rather sadly in an island bed in the middle of a car park,circled by cars. The black mulberry (morus nigra) was introduced into this country from … Continue reading

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Tantalising Tudors and Voluminous Victorians

Apologies for not blogging quite as much as usual but we have been a bit busy recently. Katie and I have been engaged in a project to write a book on the High Street and its history and it’s taking … Continue reading

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The Dolphin Centre: the beginnings

In 1957 radical discussions began about opening a covered in shopping centre in Poole.  In 1963 companies were invited to offer draft schemes to develop a shopping centre and the Council selected the scheme from the Arndale Property Trust.  The … Continue reading

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