Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Quiz Time Again!

As Christmas is approaching, it’s time for our prize Christmas and New Year Quiz. If you need a bit of quiet time over the holidays, why not sit down for half an hour and have a go? The questions all … Continue reading

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A walk down Poole High Street in 1855

A walk down Poole High Street in 1855 and you’d be surprised at the things people were buying in the shops, goods long since vanished from the modern store and the pro­ducts of trades which are almost unknown in our … Continue reading

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Wartime Stories

Part One- The Second Boer War In December 1899 the second Boer War caused an outburst of strong feeling in Poole.  High Street ‘was […] in a state of great excitement, and some lively scenes were there enacted.’  The agitation … Continue reading

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