Monthly Archives: April 2013

Maritime Trades

Not surprisingly, the High Street has always been connected with the sea-faring trades, many of which were carried out over the centuries in workshops and yards behind the High Street properties. I wanted to get a better picture of what … Continue reading

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What the Eye Don’t See

I’ve often wondered what the building which is now Bonmarché (No 127/9) used to look like in the past, as the books say it was built as a mansion house in the 18th century. It turns out that it was … Continue reading

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Vanished High Street

One of the most detailed maps of Poole is the 1888 ‘5 foot plan’ or 1:500 scale map. Following the map down High Street from the George Inn to the Quay we can find many vanished buildings and institutions. The … Continue reading

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