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The Book of Poole: Harbour and Town

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The Book of Poole: Harbour and TownThis is another in the Halsgrove Parish History series, reminding us of the people and events that have made our communities what they are today - celebrating the past and providing a stepping stone to the future.

The photographs in this unique volume, many of them previously unpublished, are a vital record of the history and inhabitants of this ancient settlement brought together from accross the community.

Poole is Dorset's biggest historic town and home to the second largest natural harbour in the world. It includes Harmworthy, the Old Town and Sandbanks, the most valuable real estate this side of Tokyo. The Second World War re-established Poole as a major transatlantic base for the flying-boat services. It also witnessed D-Day invasion bares and Royal Marine commandos of the Special Boat Squadron.

The Book of Poole reveals how, even today, Georgian streets and Victorian potteries are the backdrop to a constantly changing scene, which remains home to a thriving community. All this and much more, is detailed in this 160 page book, copiously illustrated throughout with over 200 historic photographs of the places and people who have made up the thriving community of Poole and its surrounding parish.

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The Book of Poole: Harbour and Town (Halsgrove Parish History)


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