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Gold, Oak and Adventure

News of a few current happenings at Poole Museum might cheer the gloomy days of winter. The first is a free talk at the Museum on 25th February at 2.00pm by David Dawson of the Wiltshire Museum, Devizes. Gold from … Continue reading

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Quiz Solution

How far did you get with the answers to the quiz? Here is the solution and I hope it all works! Connections Bus routes from Poole and their destinations. Four Marys: Mary Anning (fossil hunter) / Lady Mary Bankes (defender … Continue reading

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Dorset & Poole ‘Only Connect’ Christmas Quiz

If you feel in need of a bit of a mental work out over the festive season, have a go at this local quiz. (I’ve already had my work out trying to compile it!) Glory, and perhaps a small prize, … Continue reading

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Charity and Luxury – Lady Cornelia of Canford

Lady Cornelia On 25th May 1868 a marriage ceremony was held in St. James’ Piccadilly in the presence of dukes, earls, marquises, viscounts and other members of Britain’s social élite. The 20-year old bride, Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill, wore … Continue reading

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Only Connect Quiz Answers

I hope you managed to solve the clues and they weren’t too obscure. Connections Red squirrels / Blue Lagoon / Yellow buses / Greenslades ( the connection is, of course, colours) These are all the names of past or present … Continue reading

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Only Connect Poole & Dorset Christmas Quiz

If you are a fan of the fiendish TV quiz, you might like to have a go at this local version over Christmas. I hope it is not as difficult to solve as it was to compile! Drop me an … Continue reading

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The Skutt family of 17th Century Poole

Throughout a turbulent century, the Skutt family was at the heart of events in Poole. The family was a large one with the habit of using certain common Christian names, George, William, Thomas, Joseph and Benjamin, so it is sometimes … Continue reading

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