Welcome to The Society for Poole – formerly The Society Of Poole Men

The Society was founded in 1924 and was instrumental in saving Scaplen’s Court, parts of which date from 1380, and which is acknowledged as a national treasure.

Its aims are “To promote Poole; its history, culture and people”

Not an historical society, we are working with the Borough regarding its strategic development plan whilst voicing concerns over general planning issues and environmental issues as well as opportunities to promote the town, retaining traditions such as Beating the Bounds, and the erection of historic blue plaques & information boards as well as promoting the use of the Poole Flag.

We are affiliated to Poole Heritage Forum, Wessex Newfoundland Society, Friends of Upton Country Park, Friends of Poole Park, and Poole Twinning Association.

Social events (also open to the general public) are generally held on 3rd Tuesday in the month at Royal British Legion Hall, 66 North Road, Poole, BH14 0LY at 7:30pm. Diary of events is available here.

We are actively seeking new members.

Anyone (male or female) over the age of 18 who lives in, works in or originates from, or has the interests of Poole, its past, present and future at heart, is eligible to apply for membership.

Application forms available here.

Poole Bridge Coat of Arms

We Provide the Following Services

Service Boxes - Executive Committee
Executive Committee
Please see below a list of executive committee members by role. For more general enquiries go to the contact page. Executive Committee Members President – Andrew Hawkes (Director): president@societyforpoole.org Chairman – Mike
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Service Boxes - Heritage
Aims of the Heritage Committee To promote the conservation, preservation, protection, development and enhancement of features of historic, archaeological, cultural or public interest in the Borough of Poole. To advance the education
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Service Boxes - Parks & Green Space
Parks & Green Space
Aims of the Parks & Natural Environment Committee To promote the conservation, protection and enhancement of the natural environment in the Borough of Poole. To promote and enhance public parks, open spaces
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Service Boxes - Planning Issues
Planning Issues
Aims of the Planning Committee To promote the conservation, protection and enhancement of the built environment. To promote high standards of architecture and planning. Establish a Planning Committee consisting of. Experienced planning
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Service Boxes - Poole Flag
Poole Flag
  The Poole Flag  Promoted by independent Poole Flag Trust Supported by The Society for Poole   Let Dorset and the world know you come from Poole! Wave it at sports matches,
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Latest News

Dates for Your Diary
19th March Talk on Sandbanks By Frank Henson   16th April AGM   21st May Talk – Poole’s Air Raids WW2 David Warhurst   18th June My Family and other Smugglers of Dorset Roger Guttridge
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Membership Fees Due
Just a gently reminder to anyone who has not paid their subs for 2019 please can they do so and a warm hug to those who have arranged an automatic payment and
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Distribution of the View from Poole
Distribution Lists I have taken over the distribution of the View from Poole, the Society’s quarterly magazine. I have attempted to streamline and rearrange the areas that each current distributor covers as
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Current Events

History of the Establishment of Hospitals in Poole
When: 18/07/2019 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Where: Royal British Legion Hall, 68 North Rd, Poole BH14 0LY, UK Talk by Sandra Yeoman on the History of the Establishment of Hospitals in Poole.
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Lost Roads, Railways & Settlements Around Poole Harbour
When: 17/09/2019 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Where: Royal British Legion Hall, 68 North Rd, Poole BH14 0LY, UK Talk by Ben Buxton on the Lost Roads, Railways and Settlements Around Poole Harbour.
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D-Day Poole & New Forest
When: 15/10/2019 @ 19:30 – 21:00 Where: Royal British Legion Hall, 68 North Rd, Poole BH14 0LY, UK Talk by John Smith on D-Day, Poole & New Forest. Event Details Royal British
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