useful links

Some useful links to external websites.

Chotie Darling

The lives and letters of two sweethearts from Poole during World War 2


There's more to explore in Poole!
Use your mobile phone to watch archive film, listen to local memories and see old photographs of Poole's landmarks. Look for the colourful More to Explore signposts and find out the town's connection to Boy Scouts, cod, gunpowder and flying boats.

Victoria County History

Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the VCH is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day.

BBC- Your Paintings

Your Paintings is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a registered charity) and participating collections and museums from across the UK. This is a link to the Poole Museum collection.

Poole High Street Project

The Poole High Street Project was inspired by the BBC’s Turn Back Time scheme, encouraging people to find out more about history on their doorstep.

Poole Flying Boats Celebration

Poole Flying Boats Celebration, is set up as a Charity (No.1123274,) to progress the epic history of Flying Boats and Seaplanes.

Dorset History Centre

The Dorset History Centre is the archives service and local studies library for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.

Somerset and Dorset Family History Society

Welcome to the Society's Official Web Site which aims to provide assistance to all those researching their families in the two counties, no matter where they live.

Dorset Family History Society

Dorset Family History Society is for those who are interested in tracing their family history, whether they are beginners or experts.

Newfoundland and Labrador Family History Society

The Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador was formed for the purpose of promoting interest in, and facilitating family history research in Newfoundland and Labrador.