High Street and Waterfront books now available

Book coverThis 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 started it nearly two years ago and although she had to drop out of full participation, her support, ideas and encouragement have helped to keep me going ever since. I have also drawn on other people’s research and reminiscences, not least to this blog – so many thanks to everyone. (I have named lots of people in the book itself and I hope I have not left anyone out). It’s been great fun to do (mostly) and involved delving into all sorts of sources and records. There are lots of stories in the book but many many more still untold.

Hawkes WaterfrontThe book tells the story of the High Street from medieval times until the present day, its characters, buildings, trades and events and is illustrated with prints, maps and photographs. I hope it will have something for family as well as local historians and just anyone interested Poole’s story. At the same time as the High Street book, the Poole Historical Trust are also bringing out a book by Andrew Hawkes: The Book of Poole Quay and the Waterfront. This is an illustrated historical journey along the Poole and Hamworthy quayside, section by section, featuring many previously unpublished pictures from the author’s renowned collection of postcards and photographs. I haven’t seen it yet and I can’t wait! Both books will be retailing at £14.99 . . . but see below.

If anyone is interested in acquiring a copy of these books just in time for Christmas, there is currently a pre-publication discount offer available (see the form below which you could cut and paste). This is available until 11th December. There are also 2 book signing sessions for both books, one at Poole Museum on Friday 13th December 10.30-12.30 am and the other at D. J. Brooking, 420, Ashley Road, Parkstone on Saturday 14th December at the same times.

ORDER FORM

To: Hon Treasurer, Poole Historical Trust, 14, Hatherden Avenue, Parkstone, Poole BH14  0PJ

Please arrange for …… copy(ies) of POOLE QUAY AND THE WATERFRONT

and/or …….. copy(ies) of POOLE HIGH STREET

at £12.50 each to be made available for me to collect on or after 13th December 2013 at the “pick-up point” I have indicated by a tick below:-

POOLE MUSEUM, 4 High Street, Poole

D J BROOKING, 420 Ashley Road, Parkstone

I enclose payment of £…………. (by cheque/postal order/cash)                                (sorry, we cannot accept credit or debit cards)

I wish to have the book(s) posted or delivered to me, for an additional sum of £2.50 each copy, included in the above payment.

NAME (in BLOCK CAPITALS)………………………………………………………

ADDRESS………………………………………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………….(POSTCODE)……………………………………..

E-Mail address……………………………………………………………………………………

Telephone No (in case of enquiries)…………………………………………………………

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Contact: Jenny Oliver - j.oliver48@btinternet.com
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