View from Poole Autumn 2021

View from Poole Autumn 2021

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Chairman’s Note

Welcome to the Autumn for Poole edition of the View from Poole.

am writing this a few days after the VE VJ Day Heritage Event on Poole Quay which was organised by The Society for Poole. Many thanks to everyone who helped and contributed to the success of the event. Jan Marsh was key to pulling the information together to make the boards work, she and Medi Bernard from BCP Libraries worked wonders to make them concise and clearly interesting to the many who spent time reading them.

We worked closely with the Royal British Legion to secure the military stands and help persuade the Dunkirk Little Ships to set off for Poole, even if not all made it. Poole Quays Forum and, in the background, BCP Events team also gave guidance and support.

Overall the event appears to have gone down well. I hope many of you attended and enjoyed the day. The WW2 military vehicles were brought to the quay by private owners, many of whom dressed of the occasion. The old WW2 fire engines reminded me of Trumpton and their owners who did so well to look the part. Music was by the Sodapops and the Jemz Band as well as the Parkstone Singers and of course the Sea Cadet Band. Special guest was Eddie Gaines, a WW2 D Day veteran who came into Poole during the war, he was honoured by the Society giving him a certificate of appreciation.

Through the work of your Society we honoured the end of WW2, highlighted Poole’s wartime heritage, brought trade to the Quay and High Street, raised the profile of Poole on TV and radio and raised money for military charities.

I am not too sure how we can top that but would welcome ideas!

Meanwhile, we can all enjoy our new freedom after months of darkness and lets hope we are “back to
normal”.

Talking of which, we are looking to swiftly arrange our usual November lunch on Wednesday 17th November. Please put the date in your diary as I hope you all can join us. With this in mind, please let Jan Marsh know as soon as possible if you would like to come and with your menu choices.

Mike Pearce
Chairman

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August 2021

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