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Poole History Online is a free online database of photographs, documents and data relating to the local history of the Borough of Poole. This website is managed by Poole Museum and updated by staff and volunteers. Find out more about this site. If you experience any problems, please see the help page.

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The Criminal Registers 1791-1892 can be found at the National Archives and on Ancestry. They contain listings of individuals charged with crime and they provide information about the individual charged, their trial, sentence, and the outcome.
Poole History Centre Volunteers have searched the registers and transcribed all the individuals tried in Poole.

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Or for enquiries please contact david.watkins@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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Read and listen to memories of Poole people- at work, at play, at war and through life. Interesting snippets and stories from the past which will bring the history of Poole to life.

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This new addition to the website was originally a card index of family names and references compiled from various sources. Now it is transformed by a Poole History Centre Volunteer into a single, searchable document.

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The VADs in Poole WW1 hospitals:

A roll call of all the women (and men) who enabled the WW1 hospitals in Poole to cope with all the wounded servicemen brought back from the Front.

Compiled by a Culture Volunteer working on the Poole, the First World War and its Legacy project.

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The 1918 General Election gave the right to vote to all men over the age of 21, women over the age of 30 and military personnel over the age of 19.
The lists give a name, home address, military service number and regiment, battalion or name of a ship.
This transcription is from the 1918 and 1919 electoral register for Poole and contains over 4000 names.