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.
“Unfortunately due to the pandemic we have had to postpone the VE/VJ Day commemorations and our activities around “Poole at War” which was due to go ahead on May 8th 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of VE/VJ Day.
We have decided to move the event to 2021 and to hold the event in Poole on 15th August 2021 (VJ Day) and will bring together a bigger and better event. This time to acknowledge the 75+1 anniversary. We aim to bring together a fun day in the sun so the acknowledgement of the town and its people are not forgotten – even if we have to delay things.”
In addition to the VE/VJ Events we have also postponed all talks and social until further notice.
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.