I hope you managed to solve the clues and they weren’t too obscure.
- Red squirrels / Blue Lagoon / Yellow buses / Greenslades ( the connection is, of course, colours)
- These are all the names of past or present harbour vessels; the Herbert Ballam and the Kingston Lacy are or were Harbour Commissioners’ tugboats, the Maid of Poole is a pleasure boat and Bramble Bush Bay is the name of the Sandbanks chain ferry.
- These were different themes for the day at Baden-Powell’s first scout camp on Brownsea Island in 1907.
- Hosiery (sorry – a bit obscure!) / ball / bull / castle. These represent lanes off Poole Quay: Hosiers Lane, Ball Lane, Bull Lane and Castle Street.
- Answer: ‘1837 Swing’. These are the dates in reverse chronological order of the four Poole/Hamworthy bridges with their method of opening.
- Answer: ‘Late Medieval Poole’ (or something similar). These are the different locations of the principal port in Poole Harbour at different times in history.
- Answer: ‘Poole Quay’. These are the places visited during the Beating of the Sea Bounds ceremony.
- Answer: Any picture of a local stretch of water. The clues represent the elements: the Globe (ie. earth), air and fire.
- First row: local worthies who have had schools named after them.
- Second row: symbols from the Poole coat of arms.
- Third row: bodies of water from local place names eg. Westbourne, Longfleet, Lake (Hamworthy), Creekmoor.
- Fourth row: Islands in Poole Harbour.
- Upton House / Canford School / Clouds Hill / Mansion House
- Custom House raiders / Isaac Gulliver / Tichborne claimant / Harry Paye
- Amity Cinema / Poole Stadium / Tower Park / Branksome Solarium
- Longespee charter / Swash Channel wreck / Log boat / Poole Pottery collection.
All the best