Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nesta Mary Looker, 82, High Street

On the 21st May 1918, Nesta Mary Looker enrolled in the Women’s Royal Air Force. She was twenty-one years old at the time and although she had been born in Glastonbury, she had recently moved down to Poole along with … Continue reading

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Half Century Review

The headline was ‘Beeching Blitz for Branch Lines. Many Dorset Stations are to Close’. Number one in the charts was ‘Summer Holiday’ by Cliff Richard and the Shadows, closely followed by ‘Please Please Me’  by a new group on the … Continue reading

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Views and News

While researching the history of High Street, one important source impossible to overlook is John Sydenham’s History of the Town and County of Poole published in 1839. The Poole and Dorset Herald (first issue 1846) and the short lived Poole … Continue reading

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