Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Ivy House and George Penney

Only about twenty years after the construction of the flamboyant mansion, Beech Hurst, another large house was built nearby which later became known as Ivy House. It was built by the Quaker merchant and businessman, George Penney after his marriage … Continue reading

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From the Angel to the Globe

This Christmas, Poole Museum are selling some special Christmas cards which celebrate Poole and the High Street in the 1930’s. The cards show the lower High Street with H.P. Smith and others examining the walls of Scaplen’s Court. There is also another … Continue reading

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High Street and Waterfront books now available

This post is an unashamed advert! The book on the history of the High Street is at last finished, being printed as I write (I hope) and due to come out next week, published by the Poole Historical Trust. Katie and I … Continue reading

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