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We are thrilled to announce that Poole Museum has received a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund of £2.2m for an exciting heritage project, “Our Museum: Rediscovering Poole’s Maritime Heritage”.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 14:55
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When Poole was more Swashbuckling

Witness Statement Given in Poole about a Pirate in Studland Bay, March 1586

Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 12:38

On the last day of May 1737 thirty seven Poole women were found guilty of assembling unlawfully and disturbing the peace with their riotous assembly. Sixteen of these women were named:

Mary Galton
Elizabeth Seymor
Sarah Pike
Susannah Gardner
Mary Brimson
Sarah Bridle
Sarah Best
Miriam Bignall
Mary Swift
Elizabeth Ridout
Joannah Ridout
Mary Goringe
Mary Rockett
Elizabeth Wills
Elizabeth Witt
Mrs Weale

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 12:36

Please be aware, Poole History Online has now been migrated bewteen servers but some features may still be unavailable. We are aware of issues with the online form to request images and we are working towards a solution.

Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:49

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Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 09:48