Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Century Ago

It was November 1913, a year before the outbreak of a devastating war. The East Dorset Herald was reporting the ‘Death of Dr. Russel Wallace – The Grand Old Man of Science’ at his residence, Old Orchard, Broadstone. From an … Continue reading

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George Garland and the Garland Family

One of High Street’s notable residents in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century was the merchant George Garland who owned the house formerly belonging to John Masters (now Nos. 109-113). Born in 1753, he was the son of a … Continue reading

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The Inventory of a Poole Sea Captain

Nicholas Efford was a Poole seaman who prospered during the second half of the 17th century and, like many others, made money in the Newfoundland salt cod trade. The first reference to him that I have found was in a … Continue reading

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