Monthly Archives: February 2013

Cinnamon House

While delving into the 18th century records and trying to identify who lived where in the High Street, I came across two households who probably lived at Nos. 24 and 26 (now known as Cinnamon House) in 1777. It’s difficult … Continue reading

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Royal Visitor 1905

Thanks to Ian Andrews who has supplied a list of royal visits to Poole over the years, I now know who the visitor was in January 1905!  Apparently it was Princess Beatrice, the youngest daughter of Queen Victoria and the … Continue reading

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Alive and kicking?

At the bottom of a triple-dip recession, how is the High Street faring? It’s been a tough time for high street traders even before the recession started, with competition from big stores, out of town retail parks and online shopping. … Continue reading

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Royal Occasions

Looking at this fascinating picture from Andrew Hawkes’ collection, showing an excited crowd for a royal visit in 1905, I thought I would do a bit of research into royal visits and celebrations from the past. The first visit that … Continue reading

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